Spreading the word about Doctors Without Borders

IT’S a tough gig standing on the streets of Bathurst trying to talk to passers-by about a good cause.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Doctors Without Borders' Johnathan Coen and Matthew Gould. Photo: BRADLEY JURD 031617bdoctors

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Doctors Without Borders' Johnathan Coen and Matthew Gould. Photo: BRADLEY JURD 031617bdoctors

But Johnathan Coen says he is willing to put up with the good and the bad to get the message across about the work done by Doctors Without Borders.

“I don’t have a problem with 100 people saying no to me everyday,” he said this week when approached by the Western Advocate.

“I know the organisation. I know that they are great.”

Mr Coen, from Germany, and Matthew Gould have spent the week on the streets of Bathurst talking about Médecins Sans Frontières, which is better known by the English name Doctors Without Borders.

It is an international humanitarian non-government organisation known for its work in war-torn regions and developing countries that are affected by diseases.

Mr Gould, from northern England, has been working to spread awareness about Doctors Without Borders in Australia now for two years.

“It’s something I’m passionate about,” he said.

“They’re a fantastic charity and there’s several reasons why we’re passionate about it. They don’t work with governments, which gives them a chance to be focused on the cause.”

Mr Coen said he and Mr Gould are just two of many who travel around Australia and go on to the streets to raise awareness about the organisation. 

For more information, visit msf.org.au.