Hello dear MAD-Aid supporter! Whether you’ve been part of the MAD-Aid family for years or you’ve just joined us, I send you my warm greetings from the Isle of Wight. How are you feeling and keeping up in this world of fast changing chaos? For our tiny team here, to say we’ve been overloaded these […]

One Month since War started

Month 1, February – March 2022 MAD-Aid and the Isle of Wight community supporting Ukraine. By Victoria Dunford.   I woke up, like everyone in Moldova on 24 February 2022, to the echo of huge explosions.   I decided on the same day to come back to the UK; I considered that I would be […]

MAD-Aid 2021 overview

2021 AT PHOENIX HOME AND PHOENIX CENTRE WOW! What a year; intense, productive, and powerful but extremely difficult. A year when we all had to come to grips with the pandemic and learn how to live with it and still live full, productive lives. I want to thank the many of you who, despite coping […]

Happy New Year!

2020 is nearly over. Looking back on this year, for the first time in our generation, we’ve experienced a real change in our daily lives, our busy lives. We learned that plans needed to be adjusted, or changed entirely. We had to rethink them constantly. We learned that freedom costs and staying home saves us […]

Together for You

TOGETHER FOR YOU Just a few weeks after the new coronavirus arrived and caused a health crisis in Italy late February this year, the virus entered Moldova, presumably carried in by the many Moldovans working in that hard-hit country. Moldova went into lockdown quickly, after the first few cases, because as citizens of this poor […]

You Are Not Alone In Isolation…

Dear member of the MAD family, Today my thoughts are very much with you, your family, and your wellbeing. As you follow the mandatory shelter-at-home order, I invite you to take a minute to reflect on what “isolation” means for you now. How hard is it for you? How does it make you feel? What […]


SEVEN YEARS! Is that a long period or a short one?! Today, August 2, MAD-Aid celebrates seven years of charitable work. Over these many years we can emphatically say that we learned how to run before we allowed ourselves to walk. Not what we would suggest, looking back, but somehow we made it through. From […]

Wheelchairs delivered!

Dear donor: So here we are again, over half a year since we launched our wheelchair campaign in the GlobalGiving March Accelerator and you made your life-changing donation to deliver wheelchairs to the poorest country in Europe. We did it! The delightful news is that, with your help, we REACHED OUR CAMPAIGN GOAL! Additional funds […]

WIN-WIN for everyone!

WIN-WIN for everyone!   We are excited to announce that this week the MAD-Aid volunteers based on Isle of Wight managed to collect vital equipment from St Marys Hospital and Early Mountbatten Hospice. We would like to express our gratitude to these organisation for servicing and donating to us many tonnes of re-usable equipment.   […]

MAD-Aid Opens New HQ in East Cowes

MAD-Aid, the Isle of Wight’s only medical aids collection and redistribution charity, is excited to announce the opening of its new headquarters on York Avenue, East Cowes, on 22nd of March.   MAD-Aid provides a unique service — we take redundant / out-of-date medical equipment that the NHS cannot use anymore, reconditions where necessary, and […]