Medical supplies

Worthing Rotarians stock up on medical supplies for frontline hospitals in Ukraine

Sorting supplies for shipment to Ukraine

Members of the Highdown Rotary Club, one of two Rotary clubs in the Worthing area, worked together to see what they could do to help the people of Ukraine after the Russian invasion.

David Cross had worked closely with the charity Medi Tech Trust in the past, including when the club sent 200 pulse oximeters to India at the heart of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Armed with a list of emergency medical supplies compiled by the International Rotary Fellowship of Healthcare Professionals, he again contacted the Eastbourne-based trust to see if they were able to help.

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Worthing volunteers fill a van with donations from across the region for Ukraine

A truck had already been organized by another Rotary district to transport supplies to the border of Poland and Ukraine, and the members there were grateful for the addition.

Highdown member Alan Moss approached van hire company Apple in Angmering, who agreed to provide a van to pick up the medical equipment and deliver it to Bridgwater.

Tom Moss-Silverson, President of Highdown Rotary, said, “I am very proud of all of our members who have stepped up to make this possible. send to their frontline hospitals.

“We sent 22,000 medical items likely worth £50-60,000 with the help of the Medi Tech Trust.”

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Joan J. Dean

The author Joan J. Dean