Block A, Centre House
Thursday 26th April 2012
Volunteers who delivered a donated ambulance to a hospital in Honduras have spoken of their pride at seeing it put to use.
Friends Murray Johnson and Ryan Walker drove two ambulances from San Diego, in California, to Comayagua as part of teams taking part in Go Help's Charity Rallies which set off in October.
On completion of the rally, one vehicle was given to Comayagua City Hospital while the other went to a woman's maternity clinic in Siguatepeque. The locations were chosen under the guidance of Growers First, a charity which works in Central America.
Since then, Murray has spotted the Go Help ambulance on TV reports when a fire engulfed a prison in Comayagua, earlier this year, and the ambulance was despatched to the scene.
Murray said: "I am proud to know that the work that involved so many people is clearly going to a great purpose. I cannot express enough appreciation to the 2011 teams and everyone else involved for their help, generosity and support. You have touched countless lives."
A spokesman for Go Help said: "The hospital often has had to rent emergency vehicles to get them through difficult periods. Since the donation the ambulance has been in constant use, but this most recent event shows the critical need that was met by this charity project."
More teams can take part in the charity's rallies this year. To find out more visit http://www.gohelp.org.uk.
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