Aid Convoy 2015

Simpson Millar LLP - CWUHA Convoy Heads to Moldova

This September, James Urquhart, our solicitor specialising in NHS Continuing Healthcare Claims, is pleased to be joining the Communication Workers Union Humanitarian Aid (CWUHA) Convoy in opening an activity centre for children with learning disabilities in Moldova.

Communication Workers Union Humanitarian Aid (CWUHA)

He will be accompanied by Julie Dowd from Debt Free Direct and together they have been fundraising since Christmas 2014 in preparation for this fantastic cause.

Simpson Millar LLP actively supports the CWUHA charity and regularly participates in convoys all over the world delivering aid directly to the children that need it most.

This year’s destination: Moldova

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the CWUHA, and James and Julie are proud to be taking part in an ambitious project transforming a rundown school in Moldova, the Phoenix Centre, into an activity centre for children and teenagers with disabilities.

Moldova is one of the poorest countries in Europe, and many families with disabled children can't afford to access the care and support they need to thrive.

The Phoenix Centre is set to be kitted out with much needed equipment and facilities such as:

  • physiotherapy rooms
  • massage therapy
  • sensory equipment
  • language therapy
The project hopes to improve the lives of around 400 children each year.

The Work So Far

The CWUHA have already seen success earlier this year with their first visit to Moldova in May. They were able to track the renovation progress on the Phoenix centre, and delivered extra provisions to the Tony Hawks Centre for disabled children in Chisinau. This included specialist sensory equipment, zimmer frames, and toys for the children. This aid will also be sent on to the Children's Ward at the Oncology Hospital in Chrisinau.

Children of Moldova

The previous visit to Moldova was supported by BT who provided communication handsets whilst Royal Mail and CWU branches provided the vehicles to make delivering aid possible. Aid including clothes, bedding, food, pots and pans, microwaves and dinner sets for families were delivered both through visits to town halls and directly to family homes.

This year our volunteers will also be very privileged because they will be able to deliver much needed food, clothes and home supplies directly to families before the harsh Moldavian winter sets in.

Ways you can help make a difference

Monetary Donations

If you would like to contribute any amount, no matter how big or small, to this worthy cause please visit our JustGiving

Donation of Items

If you are interested in donating any items you must contact James for instructions on how to do so:
Email James Urquhart or phone James on 0345 357 9000.

We are accepting donations of:

  • Clothes & School Uniforms
  • Tinned Foods
  • Toys and Games
  • Toiletries
  • Kitchen items such as Cutlery, Plates, Kettles or Microwaves

2015 Sponsors

Simpson Millar LLP would like to thank sponsors of the 2015 convoy who have helped enable us to provide the aid to those who desperately need it:

  • Premex Services
    We wish to thank Premex Services who kindly donated towards this worthwhile cause.
    Premex Services

James and Julie are pleased to have the opportunity to join the CWUHA in their second visit this September, which will hopefully see the opening of the new Phoenix Centre.

Our team at Simpson Millar LLP are proud to be supporting the CWUHA with their aid work in Moldova and we look forward to seeing the success of their September visit so that we can keep you updated!

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