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3:40pm 18th November 2014


Cornish families send essential supplies to the Ebola zone.

It is as the Gypsum Centennial gets ready to sail back to Sierra Leone.

The ship has been in Falmouth for a refit.

Now it will take back things like wet wipes, soap and detergents to protect children from the deadly virus.

Janet O'Shea from Zion Community Church in St Ives is heading up the collection for an orphanage: "We're beginning to build a bigger orphanage for the children out there because obviously because of Ebola there are more children being orphaned out there, more ending up on the street and we just want to give them hope for the future.

"We're bringing in children's clothes, we're bringing in any antiseptic wipes, soaps, wet wipes, toothpaste, toothbrushes, detergents that they may be able to use to keep themselves safe from Ebola. We're also sending out food, toys for the children, books. I visited several schools when I was out in Sierra Leone and they have nothing, so anything will be gratefully received"

 

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Donations can be taken to Zion Community Church on Fore St in St Ives until 4pm on Wednesday 19th November. Janet is also fundraising to help build the new orphanage. You can get more details here.

Cornish crews on board Falmouth's RFA Argus are already in West Africa helping fight the virus. Janet added: "The links that have already been forged between Cornwall and Sierra Leone are amazing. People in Sierra Leone remind me so much of Cornish people. They're so open hearted and generous, they have the most amazing beaches which are similar to ours and I think it's a wonderful link."

3:40pm 18th November 2014

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