Aid collection points for Syria set up in Lincoln
Two Syria aid collection points will be set up in Lincoln on Saturday where people can donate medical equipment, school materials, blankets, baby milk and nappies to be delivered to the crisis-hit nation.
British medical and humanitarian relief charity Hand in Hand for Syria launches its ‘Big Aid Drop for Syria’ national appeal on August 31 which is asking donations of supplies that will then be delivered to families inside Syria, who otherwise have little, or no, access to aid.
The drop-off points at Lincoln’s New Life Church, in Newland, from 10am to midday, and at Adecco, in Silver Street, from midday to 2pm.
Following the chemical attacks in Damascus, the charity is also attempting to get medical supplies into the affected areas of the city, and raising funds for supplies for protective clothing and antidotes to chemical attacks that will be purchased en route in Turkey.
HIHS supplies 56 field hospitals inside Syria and currently have medical staff attending to victims from Monday’s bomb attack in Aleppo.
Other drop off points have been set up in private residences, supermarkets, mosques, churches and community centres in Birmingham, Bradford, Dewsbury, Leicester, Leeds, London, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh, York and Wakefield.
National organiser Iman Mujahed said: “We are excited to see so many parts of the UK joining us in the Big Aid Drop for Syria.
“We know that the British public want to do more to help ease the suffering of people in Syria especially after seeing the terrible attacks in Damascus last week.
“Many people feel unsure how they can help and this Big Aid Drop is an opportunity for everyone to do something proactive. We are prioritising all funds that we raise for medical aid including antidotes for chemical weapons and protective clothing for medical staff.
“As the situation in Syria continues to worsen, we need to keep doing everything we can to help.”