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“Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about Making a Difference.” Kathy calvin

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Wheelchairs in motion!

Things can move fast sometimes. We were contacted by our transport company on 30th October. “We have an empty lorry” they said. “Can we take a load for you?” We negotiated a great deal, and a consignment of wheelchairs was shipped off on 1 November! Over one hundred and fifty wheelchairs are now in Moldova…

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From Young to Old

Children with disabilities are at the heart of our charity, but if we can we do not say NO to anyone. Wheelchairs from Southampton Hospice help Moldovan veterans. When we visited Moldova after our last delivery we had a group with World War II veterans approach us with tears in their eyes, looking for help…

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Second load reaches Moldova

Our second lorry load of equipment arrived in Moldova on Wednesday 26th June. This time we are delivering to our own secure warehouse, leased free by Riscani Council and managed by our local team at Moldova Aid. Hospitals and clinics can collect equipment, and we have good stock control. Once again, huge thanks to all…

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Belated Happy Anniversary to our trustee

MAD-Aid would like to say a Very Happy Golden anniversary to our trustee John Barnes and his lovely wife Ann. Ann and John had 2 lovely Golden Wedding parties and raised about £ 300.00 towards MAD-Aid’s next shipment. Thanks, John and Ann, and our good wishes for many happy years ahead. We’re ready to send…

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My personal view and feelings after the trip…

MAD-Aid was officially launched on 1st of September 2012. We had a vision and we had some clear goals: to collect discarded medical equipment, to get charity status, to raise funds for our first delivery. And suddenly in March 2013 all this became a reality. We became a registered charity, and we took our first…

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First shipment update

We’ve just heard from Victoria that all the deliveries are now done. Victoria and John will visit the hospital in Chisinau tomorrow, Thursday, to check that the equipment is on the wards. Deliveries were carried out in a hired transit van beautifully decorated with our sponsors’ signs and our own. New bedside cabinet on a…

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First Shipment on its way

On Monday, March 4th, 2013, just five months after our launch, our first lorry filled with beds and medical equipment left the Isle of Wight for Moldova. The lorry and our volunteers arrived on site at A E Brown Farms in Merstone at 8 a.m. There was a bitterly cold wind, and the sun remained…

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Nearly ready to go – with help from our friends

Things are moving very fast now at MAD-Aid. Since telling you two weeks ago that we are seeking funding for our first shipment, we’ve sourced almost all the money we need, thanks to generous donations and the help of our tireless volunteers. Since MAD-Aid was formed in 2012, we have sought collaborators working in similar…

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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…

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