Kenley care home donates medical equipment to Ukraine

Rokewood Court in Kenley has donated vital medical equipment to Surrey-based volunteer organisation Ukraine Mission, which was set up in March 2022 by Rhys Wheeler, Beth Lempriere and Harrison Silver.  

The care home provided a wide range of equipment, including 10 zimmer frames, walkers, a wheelchair, nebulisers, blood pressure monitors and a stethoscope. These were safely delivered to a foundation in north-eastern Ukraine, named ‘Palms of Peace’ or долоні миру.

Rhys said:

“These items were desperately needed, and have now been safely delivered to Kharkhiv Oblast. Some of the equipment is now being used at hospitals which had no access to such supplies, and other items were delivered to Ukrainians in nearby villages who were displaced or those who have remained at their homes during the conflict. We can’t thank Rokewood Court enough for generously donating so many items.”

Shaun Matthews is the general manager at Rokewood Court, part of the Cinnamon Care Collection:

“When we were approached by Ukraine Mission we were keen to help. We were thrilled to hear that Rhys and his team managed to safely deliver all the items to where they were most needed. We were even sent a photo of a Ukrainian woman using the wheelchair: she is now able to move freely around her home and leave her house more easily, which previously wasn’t possible due to her mobility issues. Ukraine Mission is an incredible organisation.

We wish them every success with their future missions and hope to continue to support them when we can.”

Rokewood Court’s wheelchair in Ukraine
Rokewood Court’s wheelchair in Ukraine

Ukraine Mission has so far distributed more than 40 tonnes of aid, working in collaboration with trusted partners in Poland and Ukraine. Their next trip, which will be their tenth, is scheduled for 6 August, and they are still in need of various Items including medical equipment, medication, sleeping bags and head torches.

For the full list, or to make a financial donation, please visit Ukraine Mission’s website.

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