Baltic trip for CWU charity team
10th May 2012
A six-man CWU
Humanitarian Aid team is heading to Lithuania on Saturday with
three lorry loads of much-need equipment for orphans.
Former BT engineer Alex Pearson, Royal Mail workers John Sones, Eric Parker, Frank Woodhatch and Keith Elgar and CWU policy advisor Steve Fishwick will be sharing shifts on the 1,220-mile drive through Europe to three orphanages in and around Vilnius.
On Saturday morning, the crews and their vehicles will gather at Dover docks, from where they will set sail for the continent - with the aim of delivering their cargo by the following weekend.
"The vehicles and a consignment of T-shirts have been provided by Royal Mail and our convoy will be quite a sight as we roll through northern France, Belgium, Germany and Poland," said Steve.
"The children in these orphanages are in dire need of all kinds of aid - bedding, clothing and shoes in particular - and the lorryloads we're bringing will make a real difference to them."
Both Royal Mail and BT have supported the efforts of CWUHA
and Steve paid tribute to their continuing backing, as well as
thanking the contributions of Quadrant, Simpson Millar Solicitors,
Gerry O'Hare Solicitors and Bates stationary suppliers.
"Thanks to all who have donated so far, and for those that haven't, please visit www.justgiving.com/steve-alex and give us a last-minute boost," he urged.
Watch this moving video as it looks back on last year's fundraising trip to Bulgaria. See for yourself what a different CWUHA, its volunteers, sponsors and supporters are making to the lives of vulnerable children and do what you can to help: