Rotary club buys ambulances for Ukraine

Rotary club buys ambulances for Ukraine

A Rotary club in the East of England has raised thousands for the purchase of ambulances to aid Ukrainian hospitals.

The Rotary Club of Cambridge in Eastern England has recently bought two ambulances to aid the victims of the war in Ukraine.

The club initially planned to buy just one ambulance, however, in a matter of months they had raised enough money to buy two ambulances.

One of the ambulances supported by the Rotary Club of Cambridge

In less than a year, the club has donated more than £28,000 to support Ukraine in various projects.

The funds were predominantly raised with a Christmas carol concert and a fashion show at Esse in Melbourn.

Sergii Savytskyi, from the Rotary club in Kharkiv, Ukraine, explained how the ambulances will help support the hospitals.

He said: “One ambulance will work with the hospital in Kharkiv city, and the other ambulance will work with the hospital in eastern Ukraine near the frontline zone.”

The Cambridge club is maintaining close contact with Sergii, who will be visiting later this month and providing an update on the country’s circumstances.

Neil Whiteside, president of the Rotary Club of Cambridge, explained the club’s plans to continue providing aid for Ukraine.

This picture is of Dr Zadorozhnyi, director of the hospital, Nina of Rotary Cherkasy in the centre and the chief of Diagnostics at the hospital receiving the scanner unit.

He said: “As always, the people of Cambridge have stepped up to the mark and supported the Rotary Club of Cambridge’s efforts to help those suffering in Ukraine.

“And while we have managed to raise an enormous sum of money so far, we will continue to help in whatever ways we can; at the same time continuing to support other local charities – such as Cambridge Aid – who are helping those in most need in our city in the current cost of living crisis.”

The club has recently celebrated its centenary and has an ongoing history of providing practical aid in emergencies and for ongoing projects locally and abroad.

The Rotary Club of Royal Wootton Bassett and District also took part in fundraising for Ukraine with their final aim of purchasing a portable ultrasound scanner.

The ultrasound was sent to Cherkasy hospital where it was forwarded to the secretary of the Rotary Club of Cherkasy, Nina.

The shipment also included dental restorative materials passed into the hospital’s stomatology department.