CWU Young Members Join CWUHA Convoy - Plea for Aid
On the 11th of May 2017 two CWU Young members from Tyne and Wear Branch Bethany Elstob – Youth officer & Megan Griffiths will be taking part in a CWU Humanitarian Aid (CWUHA) convoy delivering aid to vulnerable families, rundown hospitals and disabled centre in the poorest country in Europe, Moldova... AND THEY NEED YOUR HELP!
CWUHA was set up in 1995 in response to an appeal from trade unionists living in war torn Bosnia, in particular the town of Tuzla, the first convoy arrived in Tuzla in July 1995. The determination to deliver aid direct to those who needed it most, cutting out the risk of it falling into the hands of self-interest middlemen, set the agenda for every CWUHA convoy that was to follow. CWUHA are also unique in that it is run by unpaid Trade Union volunteers and pay no wages or honoraria.
Items we need: Nappies, sanitary towels, wet wipes, soap (liquid and solid), shampoo, deodorant, footballs, plastic toys, coloring books, pens, pencils and crayons, house hold items, kettles and cutlery. Recently we were informed that all the clothes we are required to take over do need to be new and we are struggling on this the most! Children’s clothes between the age of 3-18 for both boys and girls. Of course we know it can be difficult for people to go out and buy these items this is why we are setting up a My Donate account so that with the donations we can buy these items. The money will also go towards materials to create a better lifestyle for vulnerable families and necessities for the trip. We will keep you informed on our amazing journey with Facebook updates, pictures and video diaries all on the CWUHA Facebook page.
Donations can be sent to:
BT Call Centre Gosforth Park Way Salters Lane Gosforth Business Park Newcastle Upon Tyne
To donate please visit their page: