MAD-Aid first steps

Welcome to our new blog. We expect that it will be the first place to look for news of our progress.

Since we launched on 1 September 2012, we have received both practical help and funds from generous donors including A E Brown (Farms) Ltd. We are also grateful to Victor of Web Creative Solutions for creating our website, to the Moldovan Embassy in the UK and to members of the Moldovan community on the Isle of Wight who have been with us from the start. We thank you all.

Our 1940s evening on 10th November was enjoyed by everyone who attended and added £339.64 to our funds. Many thanks to members of East Cowes Heritage for the displays and for your wonderful support.

This week we’re delighted to have received a donation of £50 from the Rotary Club of Sandown. Our Director, Victoria Dunford, spoke to Club members about our work on Tuesday, December 4th. Thank you! We hope that this will be the start of an ongoing relationship.

Presentation, Rotary Club of Sandown.

Esme Shakeshaft (left), President of the Rotary Club of Sandown presents a cheque for £50 to Victoria Dunford, Director of MAD-Aid.

We also collected and sent our first two children’s wheelchairs to Moldova. They are destined for a five-year-old boy and a ten-year-old boy, and we expect them to arrive before Christmas.

Our generously donated secure store room is filling up fast with hospital equipment from hospitals on the Isle of Wight and in Southampton. Our next priority is to raise the £2500 – £3000 it will take to transport this equipment to hospitals in Moldova. You can help us by donating or by coming to our Ball at Lakeside on 5 January 2013.