Charity donates medical equipment worth over €6,000
Cans For Kids, the Cypriot charity that has been active since 1990, on Monday handed over five vital signs monitors worth over €6,000 to the Minister of Health and representatives of OKYPY.
The monitors will be placed at Makarios Hospital and the Thalassemia Centre in Nicosia, and in the paediatric wards at hospitals in Larnaca, Famagusta and Polis.
Accepting the donation, the Minister of Health, Constantinos Ioannou, thanked Cans for Kids and congratulated the charity on its efforts to help sick children, noting that over the past 30 years it has donated medical equipment worth nearly 300,000 euro.
“Your success is our success too,” he added, extending sincere thanks to the charity.
Handing over the machines, Cans For Kids President Rosie Charalambous explained that, having donated equipment worth more than a quarter of a million euros to the children’s wards at Makarios Hospital over the past 30 years, Cans For Kids was now expanding its assistance to help the paediatric wards in other hospitals across the island.
“We couldn’t do this without the invaluable help of our dedicated volunteers who give up their Saturday mornings to sort the cans we collect from all over Cyprus” she said, and pledged to continue the charity’s drive to keep our environment clean and, in doing so, to improve the quality of care available to children in Cypriot hospitals. “It’s a win-win situation, so please make sure you recycle your cans with Cans for Kids”.
The location of can banks all over the island can be found at www.cansforkids.org/collectionpoints
Cans For Kids is a registered Cyprus charity founded in 1990 to promote environmental awareness and encourage recycling. As an incentive to get people recycling, profits from the sale of aluminium are used to buy medical equipment for the children’s wards at local hospitals.
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