This task was carried out under the co-ordination of Ukrainian doctors working in Portuguese hospitals and with the help of Farmacia Algarve in Quarteira. The Old Village Charity Committee, represented by Célia Mendes, Pam Foster and Pat Mady delivered 16 full boxes of medicines and medical equipment to the Municipality Center of Quarteira where Dr. Andriy Krystopchuk (Ukranian Doctor intern at Faro Hospital), along with a volunteer from Associação Doina and representative from Farmacia Algarve in Quarteira were present.
Speaking to PlanetAlgarve, Célia Mendes, explained that the “Old Village Charity Commission” was initiated with the purpose of providing support by charity donations in the Municipality of Loule and said it was gratifying to be associated with this project. Funds raised by this Charity Committee resulted from donations made by around 50% of Old Village Owners who each contribute 5.00€ per quarter. During the first 3 years the funds raised were given annually to the “Associação Akredita em ti”, located in the Abelheira area of Quarteira. However, due to the Pandemic and restrictive measures, it had proved impossible to meet and make decisions on the distribution of funds raised. Following a Committee meeting it was decided that funds accumulated during the last 3 years would be used to purchase medicine and hospital supplies for the conflict in Ukraine.
The transport of this medical equipment will be carried out by a private company under the guidance of Dr. Andriy Krystopchuk who was born in Lviv. A Hospital Association in Lviv which comprises a group of 4 Military Hospitals will receive these goods.
The Committee thanks the Old Village Owners and other parties involved, who made this donation possible, to a very worthy cause. Our thoughts are with this country in turmoil and we pray for the restoration of peace.