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April 2019

Cairo to Cape Town – an evening with Mark Beaumont7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Monday 29 April 2019

Event type: SocialAudience: All audiencesAcademic Schools and Departments: Medicine
This event has been created by: Dianna Murray
Cairo to Cape Town – an evening with Mark Beaumont

Event Details

Mark Beaumont will share the story of his 10,000 km world record ride from Cairo to Cape Town at this event in Edinburgh.

The route took him through some of the most under-resourced countries of the world where CBM is working to reduce the burden of needless blindness.

Right now under Mark’s mentorship, Alex and Merlin, two students from the University of St Andrews are also cycling from Cairo to Cape Town but this time on a tandem bike. They aim to raise awareness of preventable blindness by visiting dozens of medical schools and hospitals along their route, empowering healthcare workers with the solar powered Arclight ophthalmoscope in the fight against needless disability.

The aim of the evening in Edinburgh is to raise funds for both CBM and the Arclight Tandem Africa Project.

Book tickets via Eventbrite. For more information visit the CBM UK, Arclight Tandem Africa and Arclight Medical websites.

Location: Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre, 32 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LH


(Monday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm