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Donations reach Haiti quake zone

PUBLISHED: 11:05 04 February 2010 | UPDATED: 17:34 25 August 2010

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EMERGENCY response team members who regularly deal with 999 calls from residents have been responding to the plight of thousands of earthquake victims.

EMERGENCY response team members who regularly deal with 999 calls from residents have been responding to the plight of thousands of earthquake victims.

Nine officers from one of Greenwich Borough Police's response teams gave up their day off to help load vital medical supplies, food and clothing bound for the stricken island of Haiti last Friday (29).

The group was organised by Sergeant Ieuan Hill, from Eltham, a trustee of the Haiti Hospital Appeal operating near the island's capital Cap-Haitien.

Sergeant Hill said: "To see these containers jam-packed with equipment and aid was just awesome.

"To think how generous people have been and know what a difference this is going to make to save the lives of people in Haiti - you can't put a price on that."

They loaded three huge, 40ft containers crammed to the ceiling with donations that had been dropped off by Bromley residents at the charity's headquarters at Coney Hill Baptist Church, West Wickham.

The charity has a hospital in Haiti that was due for completion later this year but was opened early after the quake hit.

To support the appeal log on to: www.haitihospitalappeal.org.


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