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Guildford teenager raises £50,000 to build health clinic in Nigeria

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Guildford teenager raises £50,000 to build health clinic in Nigeria

Published at 4:50pm 18th January 2019.

An 18-year-old boy from Guildford has been recognised by the Nigerian community he raised £50,000 for to build a health clinic.

Seth Thomas first visited the village of Asso in 2017, shortly after it had suffered a massacre by the Fulani militia group.

There he met a 15-year-old boy, Jude, who had a badly infected leg after carrying a bullet in it for three months, that exchange would prompt Seth to do something that would make a lasting difference for the community there.

Seth then set out to raise £50,000 for a clinic in the village, and just over a year later the money was raised, and the clinic built.

Seth Thomas

Last week Seth travelled again to the village to officially open the facility which had been named after him.

On his arrival the Paramount Ruler of of Kagoma Kingdom, HRH Colonel Paul Zakka Wyom conferred on Seth Thomas the traditional title of ‘Byeh Gwong’ (Helper of Kagoma).

HRH Paul Wyom said:

“Our people will remain eternally grateful to Seth for his kind heart.

"The clinic will benefit Asso and many other communities in the area”

Seth said:

“People told me it was impossible for me to raise the £50k needed for this Clinic, but I was spurred on by the constant image in my mind of these wonderful people who were suffering without complaint.

“I now want to tell the story to inspire young people everywhere, we really can make a difference.”