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Project Zambia spearheads shipment of donations

Generous staff and students at the University of St Andrews along with the local primary schools and community members pulled together this week in aid of Zambia.

Thanks to their combined efforts, a shipping container filled with donations worth thousands of pounds was dispatched off to those in need of assistance.

Part of the University’s Project Zambia (PZ) initiative, staff and students from the University, plus local schools and community groups were asked to donate items, anything from clothing to medical equipment.  In just a few short days, PZ had amassed items worth thousands of pounds, enough to pack a large scale container.

It took volunteers three hours to pack the crate before the special shipment was sent off to Sport in Action in Lusaka.

The container shipment was generously provided by Aspray International, and supported by the Commission for Logistics and Transport (CILT) and HRH the Princess Royal.

Rob Warren, Assistant Director of Student Services, who arranged the shipment said, “I want to thank everyone involved. It has been a tremendous effort and one that will be a huge and direct benefit to children and their families in Zambia. In particular we are extremely grateful to Aspray International for making this possible and for the support of HRH the Princess Royal and CILT.

“The appeal for donations of medical equipment, clothes, shoes and sports gear went extremely well. We collected donations for across the University and from local Primary Schools and individuals to add to the equipment and furniture already donated by the Bute Medical School.”

“This has been a hugely successful effort by the University’s Estates department, the Sports Centre and Student Services and we were delighted to have a full load, worth several thousand pounds to send off to Zambia this week.”

ENDS


Issued by the Press Office

Contact Gayle Cook on 01334 467227 or email gec3@st-andrews.ac.uk

Ref: PZ 300311

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