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Star date: 9th October 2011

13 TONS OF AID NEEDED FROM ECCLES TO ROMANIA

In just over a week's time, a 20ft container will leave Eccles to help disadvantaged children in Romania. It's going to orphanages, care homes and camp sites.

LIM, a registered charity based in Eccles, is looking for help from Salford people to fill the container – everything from food, to clothes, to fridges.

Click here to see how you can help…


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Lighthouse International Ministries, or LIM, is a registered charity based in Eccles which has been helping out Romanian children who live in some of the worst poverty in Europe. Some of the stories are quite harrowing and hopeful…

Stefan was six months old when one of LIM's workers found him in an orphanage, tied to a cot and bandaged from the neck down. When the bandages were removed it was found that he had only stumps of arms and legs. Nearly twelve years later, Stefan has been fitted with prosthetic limbs and has been happily reunited with his family.

Radu was brought to a camp from a gypsy village in a wheelbarrow because he couldn't walk. He was 14 but didn't speak and was severely underweight. Two years on, Radu ran out to greet the team arriving from England. He had put weight on, and was walking, talking and eating like a 'normal' 16-year-old.

These are some of the LIMA successes but the works continues and the charity is asking Salford people to help out by filling a 20ft container with 13tons of humanitarian aid. And they've got just over a week to do it. They are asking for donations of…

• Clothes / shoes – in good condition
• Furniture
• White goods (Fridges, freezers, washing machines, cookers)
• Educational materials
• Hygiene products (toothpaste, soap, shampoo)
• Decent computers in working order
• Foodstuffs – in date, non-perishable

LIM can collect donations or arrange for you to drop them off. Just call Jeff Stoker on 07967 751494 or e-mail jeff@stoker67.freeserve.co.uk

Everything must be received by Tuesday October 18th at the latest.

 

HUBERT MARSTON wrote
at 12:17:59 on 21 October 2011
Nothing to do with xenophobia . Just elementary economics . Why fill the world's begging bowl , when we have so many needy here ? Especially the aged , many of whom fought for this dreadful hellhole britain , and are condemned to freeze to death this winter , as thousands have before ? The truth is they are seen as a burden in this hellish , greedy , self-serving society , a lesson from the evil thatcherites. This rotton society should help it's own citizens first , second and last . If you want to donate , donate to AGE CONCERN .
 
Nachtschlepper wrote
at 16:16:26 on 20 October 2011
Does anybody really think that giving our cast offs to pensioners will save anybody in this country from freezing to death this winter. Yeah right! The only way to prevent any deaths is to stop the utility companies from squeezing us dry while they amass huge profits. But then the usual xenophonbic claptrap is bound to emerge when anybody tries to do the humanitarian thing abroad. It makes me feel truly nauseous.
 
HUBERT MARSTON wrote
at 11:57:33 on 20 October 2011
S woodland you are wrong . This council is labour in name only , and is a loyal lapdog to the torybastard government . Pay attention , people . Thanks for the compliment . ER... did you see the BBC investigation about Romania and the wealthy Roma benefit scroungers ? Suggest you catch up ....CHARITY BEGINS , AND ENDS , AT HOME .
 
Trevor Potts wrote
at 11:57:15 on 20 October 2011
Wrong Caroline . Our poor pensioners are in greatest need . The ones who will freeze to death this winter , as thousands did last year and previous years .Where is the help for them in this decadent, uncaring hellhole britain ?
 
s woodland wrote
at 09:05:05 on 20 October 2011
Er ......the council is labour mr marston not Tory and you sound like a little Englander Nasti
 
HUBERT MARSTON wrote
at 14:05:49 on 17 October 2011
I agree with your sentiments , Caroline . But how much of this Aid will end up being sold in Romanian shops , or stolen by the corrupt authorities ? One thing is certain , the corrupt Romanian authorities will be there to leech whatever they can . The Romanian peoples should rise up and smash their corrupt rulers .
 
caroline wrote
at 12:13:34 on 17 October 2011
For those who wish to help..the date has changed .2 weeks still to go. Please help..As for Hubert Marston these are in greater need..Also Wood street mission manchester.. helped everyone..there are people out there who do what they can.. if you could but see..Bindloss
 
HUBERT MARSTON wrote
at 10:23:41 on 17 October 2011
NO CAROLINE , I AM NOT OUT OF ORDER . CHARITY BEGINS AND ENDS AT HOME . WHAT DO THE REST OF THE WORLD EVER DO FOR OUR POOR ? NOTHING .
 
caroline wrote
at 09:17:09 on 17 October 2011
hubert marston..read it again ..your comments are way out of order...
 
HUBERT MARSTON wrote
at 07:54:17 on 16 October 2011
CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME . HOW ABOUT HELPING SALFORDS POOR , ESPECIALLY THOSE SHAFTED BY THE INEPT , USELESS TORY LAPDOG COUNCIL .
 
caroline wrote
at 18:52:29 on 15 October 2011
Wish to help.. lots of bits and bobs,,No transport..in two different places.Very short notice...and would need strong men to carry some..Bindloss
 
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