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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Gunjur Marlborough Link founder recalls life of service in autobiography

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By Sainey Darboe

Nick Maurice, founder of Gunjur-Marlborough link has memorialized in writing his decades of travel and interaction with communities around the world,with a view to creating better understanding between folks of different backgrounds.

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Announcing the publication of the book, UK-based Gunjur native,Lamin Touray explained:
“…. our good old friend Dr Nick Maurice(OBE) has published an autobiography. A retired family doctor, Nick was among a handful of people in the small Wiltshire town of Marlborough who forged a community link with the people of Gunjur, Gambia in 1982. The link lives on to become one of the best community links in the world and the 77-year-old Nick Maurice has since 1985 visited Gunjur 70 times(and counting).

The 432-page hardcover captures Nick’s life as a student in some of the best universities in England and a volunteer with Oxfam and VSO. A good deal of the book delves into the Gunjur – Marlborough link. There’s a treasure trove of photos in the book to tickle your memory”.

The book, Lamin concludes, costs £18 of which £4 is donated to Oxfam and VSO “for being the two organisations that opened Nick to the outside world. It is a self-publishing venture that Nick reiterated is not entirely based on making profit”.

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