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Charity support helps Red Cross fleet expand

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Emma Cowan on July 29, 2014 - 10:33 am in News

With the support of Ulster Garden Villages, Delta Print and Packaging and the Layland family of Templepatrick, a new emergency response Landrover vehicle has been added to the Red Cross fleet of vehicles in Northern Ireland.

Outlining how the vehicle will be used to support communities Sharon Sinclair, Northern Ireland Director with the Red Cross said:

“This type of vehicle will be familiar to people who see the Red Cross responding to disasters across the world.  The Red Cross also deliver a range of services across Northern Ireland to enable individuals and communities cope with and recover from crises or emergencies. Volunteers, people who freely and regularly give of their time to help others, are crucial to the delivery of our services and having appropriate transport is crucial for the wide range of tasks that they undertake.  The addition of this 4×4 emergency vehicle to the fleet will assist the Red Cross in helping to meet the needs of communities, including during severe weather and in areas difficult to reach in conventional vehicles”

Explaining why Delta Print and Packaging opted to sponsor the vehicle Mr Terry Cross, Founder and Chairman of Delta Print and Packaging and also Red Cross NI President said:

“Every community needs a level of resilience. It needs individuals who are willing to give of their time to help support others who are in need.  The ethos which the Red Cross has is the same team ethos that is evident in Delta Print and Packaging. Our staff and employees regularly help each other to achieve shared objectives and we acknowledge the wider benefits that are derived from supporting such sentiment.  You never know when you may require the assistance of emergency response services or support to retain your independence at home, but if these vital services provided by Red Cross are not supported they will not be available for people to benefit from.”

For further information on the Red Cross and the services that they provide log onto http://www.redcross.org.uk



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