Charity makes appeal before shipment day

NILALM110201C4 - Children of Honduras Trust. volunteers sort though the mountain of donated items so they can be packed into containers in march
NILALM110201C4 - Children of Honduras Trust. volunteers sort though the mountain of donated items so they can be packed into containers in march

A CHARITY has issued an appeal for two items to go as part of its shipment from West Hallam to help thousands of poor children in Honduras.

The Children of Honduras Trust, based at the TDG depot. is asking residents for a self-propelling wheelchair to donate to an 11-year-old boy who had a leg amputated because of cancer.

The Trust previously sent a wheelchair which needed to be pushed by another person, so a self-propelling one would help him regain his independence.

The Trust is also asking for a rotavator – a tool for working soil – for a college which feeds hundreds of children. Rapid growth of weeds in hard-baked soil is a fire hazard and a rotavator to cultivate the land would ease the back-breaking burden of students using machetes in the heat.

Trust founder Jennifer Cox said: “Both these items would be a great help if anybody could kindly donate them.”

Anyone who could help is asked to contact her on 01332 679687 as soon as possible as the shipment is next month.

Volunteers have nearly finished packing goods to fill containers at the depot.