Vale of Leven Hospital staff have excelled themselves by donating clothing for the poorest children in Peru.
Local GP trainee, Karen Leckie is founder of Esperanza, which means Hope, a small charity which supports impoverished villages in the Amazon region of Peru. The charity works with Peruvian partners to run monthly health and dental promotions. With a visit Peru arranged to work on a medical project, Karen came up with the idea to take clothes for the children on her trip.
The response from Vale of Leven staff was overwhelming and some of the clothing has already been distributed in the river community of San Pablo de Cuyana and another batch being taken out in August.
Karen, who has been involved in supporting the most impoverished people in the Amazon region for a while, is extremely grateful for the response from the Vale of Leven Staff.
She said: “The response has been excellent. Staff have been very generous giving away clothes in great condition.
“The children and their families have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the donations they have received. The children are really chuffed to bits with their new clothes.”
Notes to Editors
For further information on the charity Esperanza email [email protected] or visit www.justgiving.com/esperanza
For further information or images of some of the Peruvian children who have already benefitted from the clothing collection either telephone 0141 201 4429 or email [email protected]