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Sending medical supplies to refugees in Greece

Arlene Mcilwaine, a regular at the 10.59 service and a key member of the welcome team at All Saints Marlow, will be bidding her daughter farewell on the 4th June as she travels to Greece to volunteer as a doctor. Dr Ailsa Mcilwaine will be there for three weeks with an organisation called Doc Mobile that sets up daily clinics for refugees.

As you can imagine, medical supplies are quite limited in Greece, or to be more accurate, demand is quite high, so before she goes out she would very much appreciate your support in donating basic supplies. Easyjet have kindly allowed her to travel with an extra bag for free to help transport any supplies.

Most of the items she requires are relatively cheap to buy, but could prove invaluable to the teams using them so the next time you’re in a supermarket, please do pick up a few extra items. Arlene will be at the 10.59 service (and therefore at the end of the 9.15 service) at All Saints’ Church, Marlow this Sunday to collect any items.

Below is a list from Doc Mobile of items that would be useful.

  • Ankle brace
  • Triangular bandage
  • Paracetamol
  • Ibuprofen
  • Antihistamine
  • Decongestant nose spray
  • Corticosteroid nose spray
  • Adhesive bandages and stretch/pressure bandage
  • Antihistamine tablets
  • Invermectin tablets
  • Vaseline
  • Anti-fungal cream
  • Corticosteroid (both 1st and 3rd/4th class)
  • Omeprazole or other gastritis medicines
  • After-bite antihistamine cream
  • Socks and underwear (for scabies treatment)
  • Augmentin tablets (all doses)

Please do make sure that everything is within date.

Thank you!