Island Aggregates supports ‘Hands of Hope’
|James Vickers of ‘Hands of Hope’ receives empty containers from Island Aggregates General Manager Stephen Smyth, at Santon Depot||
Packed with clothes, the containers start the journey to Romania
Pictured above, Stephen Smyth, Island Aggregates General Manager donates used bulk admixture containers to James Vickers, Director of Manx-based charity ‘Hands of Hope’ for use in their sterling work helping the needy in Romania. James kindly gave us a run-down of how the containers are used…
‘We are a Manx registered charity who help the poor, needy and homeless of Romania by working in the community through practical home building projects, the distribution of aid and the befriending of families and disadvantaged people.
The bulk fluid containers that Island Aggregates donate are thoroughly cleaned and then packed full of Aid, principally donated second hand clothes, about 250kg (1/4 tonne) per container.
The containers are then transported to Romania, 3000km each way passing through 10 countries, 2 sea crossings and over the Carpathian Mountains. In Romania the Aid is carefully distributed to the most needy families most of which are poor beyond belief, the clothes can save lives, the winters in North East Romania can drop as low as -35 degrees C.
As well as the distribution of Aid as a charity we carry out a building project every year, usually a house for a homeless family and Island Aggregates has in the past helped with the supply of Fibrin concrete reinforcing fibres which are not available in rural Romania. Hands of Hope would like to thank Stephen and Island Aggregates for their continuing generous support’
Responding, Stephen stated ‘It’s our pleasure to be able to help, in a small way, the absolutely superb work James and his team carry out. We’d encourage all of our customers and everyone reading this article to check out the charity’s website by clicking the link below and support Hands of Hope’s efforts in whichever way possible.Back