Container making its way to people in need in the Solomon Islands

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DEAR EDITOR, quoting the newsletter of ‘Take My Hands March 19, 2018 – “The latest container to the Solomon Islands will arrive in Honiara any day now.   This container is full of furniture and equipment that will be supporting several NGO’s in the Solomon Islands including Hearts of Hope Charity that works with widows and orphans, Solomon Islands Development Trust focused on improving the lives of villagers, Disability organisations and the National Eye Centre. We couldn’t have done this without the help of some amazing organisations and people here in New Zealand. Thanks All Heart NZ, PBT Couriers, Swire Shipping, Ports of Auckland, Container Co, Sea Containers and the Waitemata District Health Board. We were also able to use the opportunity of our loading day to work with two young men from the YESS programme in West Auckland (www.aawcollectiveimpact.org).

“This was quite a rewarding shipment to coordinate because we were working with “new contacts both in New Zealand and in the Solomon Islands which is a sign that Take My Hands’ reach is expanding, and also that there are some really caring groups of people out there and we are super lucky to be getting to know them!” Copyright: ‘Take My Hands’ (All Rights Reserved)

I am extremely grateful to ‘Take My Hands’ and all those in NZ that supported my request for help for the Solomon Islands NGO’s mentioned in the newsletter.

I am also grateful to the SFA for paying the freight costs from NZ and to Mr J Sy the Past President of the SFA who has agreed to cover the landing fees when the container arrives in Honiara.

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Thank you all.

Yours sincerely

FRANK SHORT

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