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HFRS helps aid reach those in need

11 August 2014

The National Police Aid Convoy (NPAC) is a charity that delivers humanitarian aid to those in need. It was founded in 1993 and since then has delivered over 10,000 tonnes of donated goods to those in need and made difference to many lives.

Recently Humberside Fire and Rescue Service offered one of its vehicles to transfer much needed medical supplies to Nottingham from where they were shipped to Dar Salem in Africa. The medical supplies, which included theatre equipment, were kindly donated by Steve Eleos, owner of Virrgo in Grimsby.

HFRS helps aid reach those in need

Firefighter Richard Scott from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said:

‘This is a really valuable charity and I was happy to be able to support such a good cause by driving the supplies down to Nottingham. Virrgo kindly donate 10 pallet loads of medical supplies which is much needed.’

The vehicle, supplied by the fire service, also collected donated furniture from St Stephens Infant School in Canterbury. The furniture is bound for a special project on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan where the NPAC is setting up a special school for infant girls within a security compound safe from the Taliban. This is in recognition of the amazing work and publicity raised by Malala, the girl who was shot for going to school and recovered in hospital in the UK.

Richard went on:

‘Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is proud to have played a small role in helping the NPAC to continue the amazing work they do for those in need.’

To learn more about the NPAC visit http://www.npac.org.uk/