3rd August, 2000
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
To the best and most informative paper in Cork, it reminds me
a bit like the old 'Cork Weekly Examiner'. The only thing is the
Douglas Weekly is better.
Until four years ago the cries of the children of Moldova were never heard. Romanian Connection* discovered an orphanage in Hincesti, with more than 400 girls aged from 2 to 20 years, many of whom have various disabilities or are dying of AIDS. It has taken two long years just to be given permission to help.
Nine volunteers left Cork on July 3Oth to bring much needed aid and care to the children and to help in the training of local staff. These volunteers are nurses and care staff, who are using their own holidays to benefit these orphans. Those travelling are: Carmel 0'Shea, Monika 0'Higgins, Mary Wool, Billy Ryan, Jamie 0'Shea, Elizabeth 0'Leary, Yvonne 0'Connor, James Linehan and Deirdre
Various events were held to raise funds for this project. These included a bed push, charity walk, charity auction and a supermarket collection. Many schools and companies donated some of the items needed to improve the lives of those in the orphanage. One container of supplies (foodstuffs, disinfectants, nappies, clothing, cleaning materials etc) has already been dispatched to the orphanage for use on the volunteers' arrival but more items are also needed.
If you would like to help these orphans, an account has been opened in the AIB for your donations. The number is: 934194 11892078
*Romanian Connection is a registered charity No XR18845
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