About Wear Surma Clinic

We are a registered Charity (1057270) and the Chairman (Carole Elliott SRN MBE) is a qualified Health Visitor and highly respected child-care expert.


The Trustees returned to Bangladesh in January/February 2010 and are planning another visit in January 2012.

The Charity is managed from home by the Trustees and volunteers, all local to Sunderland. There are no paid employees in the UK. In Bangladesh, salaries are paid to our Doctor, 2 health assistants and a caretaker. We have a purpose built Clinic in the village which was paid for by money raised in the UK.


Running costs are transferred directly, as required, to our Islamic Bank account in Bangladesh and are managed locally by a volunteer friend. Total running cost of the Clinic is about £6000 a year and funds are raised by a variety of means. We have received donations from organisations such as Rotary and Soroptimists.

Carol Elliott outside Wear Surma Clinin

Carol Elliott Founded of Wear Surma Clinic

Rotary Logo and Soroptimist Logo