Garstang-funded ambulance arrives in Africa

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AN ambulance purchased with cash raised by Garstang residents has arrived in Africa ready to begin its life-saving work.

Supporters in Garstang - centred on Sandbriggs Court - held various fundraising events to help to fund the ambulance which has been sent to the Somali capital Mogadishu.

The vehicle has now arrived in the war-torn city and has been passed into the hands of Lifeline Africa, the voluntary ambulance service there.

Local appeal organiser Clive Robinson said: “It’s a relief to see that the Garstang ambulance is now in Somalia, able to serve the people in such need.

“The vehicle left England in early July and has had a tortuous routing via Dubai but at last we know it is in place to help the sick and wounded. People in Garstang and further afield who contributed will be happy to see the fruits of their donations.”

Local fundraising included a silent auction of donated sports goods at Booths in Garstang.