Local Bobbies head for Romania
of Convoy 2000, the Met�s charity for humanitarian aid to Romania
have set off on their fourth annual mission
Breaza Orphanage on which the team will be working
in need, particularly terminally ill children, children in care
and the aged, will have their lives greatly improved through building
projects carried out by the Convoy volunteers. A team from Acton
police station led by PC Dave O'Grady will once again be working
on the Breaza orphanage. In total 140 volunteers will follow, flying
out to their respective projects.
articulated lorries and two support mini-vans, with a crew of 35,
will transport urgently needed supplies, which include building
materials and medical equipment, across Europe to Convoy project
sites. The Commissioner�s wife, Lady Cynthia Stevens, will again
be driving one of the support vehicles.
The Acton police officers will be carrying out repair work on the
school that adjoins the orphanage and delivering much needed equipment.
Along with officers from Essex Police they will be building a timber
workshop, installing boiler and heating systems and revamping the
sanitation system. This will be the fourth year that PC O'Grady
has joined the convoy.
Sir John Stevens said: �Once again I am extremely proud of the hard
work and determination of everyone involved in this year�s Convoy
2000 project. I have witnessed first hand the very real difference
to people�s lives that the modernisation of facilities and provision
of practical equipment makes to those in need of support. As in
previous years I have no doubt that we will be warmly welcomed by
the people of Romania who work in partnership with us to make each
and every project a success.�
year Convoy 2000 is being supported by former boxing superstar Chris
Eubank, who recently attended the charity�s reception evening at
New Scotland Yard.
who is hoping to increase the awareness of the needy in Romania,
said: �There is much suffering in the world and we can only take
it upon ourselves to help ease that suffering in any way we can.
Pain and distress make no distinction when it comes to race, culture,
or age. And neither should we, the more fortunate, in helping our
brothers and sisters. "
John formed Convoy 2000 with Aid-For-Children, the Essex Police,
National Probation Service and Amwell Rotarians, after seeing for
himself the tragedies suffered by a large section of the Romanian
people after the revolution of 1989.
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