1994-2004:  Cleft Lip and Palate Project:

Sri Lanka

2008: Support for Olivia Swann in Malawi

- Raising money for equipment including pulse oximeters

2013: Cycle ride Glasgow to London in aid of Lifebox

This September, I’ll be taking the train up to Glasgow, to head back home again – the hard way, by bike. 

I’m joining Wheelie Bin, Captain Crazy, Iain The Man With No Name amongst others – also known to you as paediatric ENT surgeons – on a 600 mile ride from Glasgow to London, intentionally not avoiding the hills, to raise money for Lifebox Foundation.

Lifebox is a global health charity working to make surgery safer in low-resource setting countries.

We know how access to safe surgery changes lives for our patients, their families and their communities.  But lack of resources and training means that in some countries, essential operations take place in the most dangerous conditions.   A life-saving operation becomes a life-threatening one. 

Lifebox distributes pulse oximeters – essential oxygen monitors – and training to hospitals where surgery is taking place without these crucial checks.  At the moment, risk of death from anaesthesia is as high as 1:133 in some Sub Saharan countries.  The equipment and education this ride supports will save lives. 

Our goal is to put a pulse oximeter into every operating theatre in Malawi, and raise the level of safe surgical care for an entire country!  But we can’t do it without your help, so please do consider sponsoring and let us know if you have any questions.

You can sponsor us here:


Dave Albert

p.s.  feel free to forward to anyone else who might wish to donate

Video About Lifebox


Routes and maps