Palletline delivers aid for Sierra Leone Ebola crisis

  • Palletline delivers aid for Sierra Leone Ebola crisis

    Children-receiving-aid-300x188The following press release was posted on the Palletline blog on October 17th, 2014.

    We are extremely pleased to announce that three Palletline members have gone the extra mile and played a huge part in helping in the fight against the Ebola virus outbreak in Western Africa.

    Welch’s Transport, Masters Logistical Services and Immediate Transportation Company Ltd collected 13 pallets from Cambridgeshire and kindly delivered them free of charge to Heathrow Airport for their onward flight to Sierra Leone with children’s charity Scotia Aid.

    More than 850 people have already died from the virus in Sierra Leone. There is currently no known cure or treatment and there are currently 50 new cases being diagnosed each day. Scotia Aid launched an emergency appeal to raise funds for education and research into vaccinations and treatment.

    Scotia Aid project manager Andrew Wood said: “We were extremely grateful that Palletline members have delivered five tonnes of aid which will be going directly to the Holy Spirit Hospital in Makeni in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone.”

    “The people in Western Africa need all the aid they can possibly get. Not only are they living with the Ebola outbreak crisis in Sierra Leone but due to areas of the country being quarantined people are now at risk of starving due to a food shortage which has led to a 500% rise in food prices.”

    To get in touch with Scotia Aid and make a donation, please contact via email at [email protected] or call 01698 740041.

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