Cornwall Love 2 Syria
Cornwall Love 2 Syria was the powerful message on the secondhand ambulance being loaded into a huge container being sent to Syria by UK Action for Refugee’s from Rospeath Industrial estate today. This was bought at auction through money donated to UK Action for Refugee’s.
I think it was the highlight of my birthday weekend to be part of the team of wonderful volunteers aged from below 5 to over 65 from all over West Cornwall. We loaded a large container with medical supplies, including medicines that would otherwise be thrown away, wheel chairs, crutches and all the emergency equipment an ambulance would need. Local people had donated and we loaded baby food and milk, baby bottles, nappies and sanitary goods for women.
After every bit of this huge container was packed with goodies it left for Southampton to be loaded on a ship bound for Turkey. There it will be met by aid agencies in urgent need of its contents and driven to Syria where doctors will go through and distribute the medicines they desperately need but cannot obtain. The food and other goods will help families that have fled their homes to escape the destruction of war.
I drag my poor husband to many events that he would prefer not to be involved in but this was something that he told me he was inspired to be part of! We plan to be part of the volunteer team again and I’d like people to donate medicines, medical equipment and baby essentials. The Methodist Chapel in St Just has agreed to be a public access drop off point on Sundays 9.30a.m till noon or Mondays 8 till 10 a.m. Alternatively email me to agree time to drop to my home. The next container will be sent mid July so good if items can be in by the end of June.
Nina Coulson is the local link for the charity and whilst willing to do absolutely anything to get what is needed together and out to Syria she does not seek local attention so is one of Cornwall’s unsung hero’s. Praise for her and everyone else involved.
Link to find out more about UK Action for Refugees . This link includes details of their buy an ambulance scheme.
Items needed are in the posters below but baby food and calpol is also needed.