Trolley good help for ill children

A TROLLEY load of pain relief is today on its way to sick and terminally ill children in Romania after a three-week appeal at a supermarket.

A TROLLEY load of pain relief is today on its way to sick and terminally ill children in Romania after a three-week appeal at a supermarket.

Pharmacists at the Sainsbury's store at Warren Heath, Ipswich, have collected medicines and tablets for the needy after a customer told them about Ipswich-based charity Love Light Romania Aid.

The charity, which helps to care for abandoned and sick children, is currently providing a children's ward in Romania with its only supply of pain relief tablets and medicines.

Colin Lowery, the chairman of Love Light Romania Aid, said: “When our children go in to hospital we give them the pain relief they need to fight infection and to feel better, but the children in Romania have nothing.


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“If supplies run low the terminally ill children who need pain relief and vitamins are the first to lose out because it's thought they're going to die anyway.”

Sally Warden, 42, from pharmacy customer trading support at the Sainsbury's store, said: “We had a customer come in to buy some paracetomol from us and he explained he was buying them for the charity so we decided we could get on board.

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“We thought that if we could explain to people about the dreadful situation in Romania, that the children literally have no pain relief, we could do something to help.

“We had posters and made announcements over the tannoy and the response from the public was overwhelming.”

The supplies of tablets, liquids, vitamins and multi-vitamins will be taken to the children in Romania in a few weeks time by volunteers for the charity.

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