Appeal for aid packing volunteers

Sandiacre aid
Sandiacre aid

Volunteers are being urged to help the National Police Aid Convoy (NPAC) load up containers heading to Ghana.

The NPAC team started loading on to their first huge 45’ container of the year, from a new base at Sandiacre, on Tuesday.

The container was destined for Accra, Ghana and carrying items for schools, hospitals and the poorly equipped police and fire services.

It is expected that loading by hand will take three to four hours from the new ‘borrowed’ warehouse at Sandiacre – the first time that Derbyshire has hosted one of NPAC’s seven warehouses nationally.

But help is needed as more aid will be packed up on Tuesday January 28 and February 4. Loading begins at 10am and anyone interested in lending a hand can head down to Unit 7, Orchard Business Park, Sandiacre, NG10 5BP.

Charity chairman, retired Inspector David Scott says that they off to a good start and expect to have sent a further nine containers by Easter.Call 0844 8701 999 or for more information.