Lostwithiel Rotary deliver ambulance to Kosovo
Wednesday 28th May 2014
Lostwithiel Rotarians John Hurst, Ian Shear and Vic May have begun a 1800 mile journey to the town of Dragash in southern Kosovo to deliver an ambulance.
The ambulance is equipped with medical supplies and a range of equipment, including a defibrillator provided by FLEET, the Front Line Emergency Equipment Trust charity that supports the emergency teams in Cornwall, 999 Ambulances, Coast Guards and Helicopters.
John Hurst is the Club President and Vic May is the Deputy Mayor of Lostwithiel.
Mr May has made several previous trips to Kosovo on behalf of the Rotary to deliver much-needed aid and vehicles to the impoverished country.
He said "I've taken a fire engine over there, and another ambulance and even a police car. The town we are going to has a hospital, but not an ambulance, and from previous visits, I can say that once we have delivered it, they will be using this ambulance right away. Every time I've been to the country, the Kosovans are always extremely grateful for whatever we take over there, and are appreciative of our efforts."