A Mansfield-based humanitarian group bound for the Middle East on a mercy mission were stunned after a charity turned up to hand over £13,000.
The National Police Aid Convoys (NPAC) were loading up a 40-foot container at their King’s Mill Way warehouse when the members of the Uhuru Peaceful Trust surprised them with the cash to help pay for three further freight loads.
The shipping container was stacked with medical equipment, and even' a 22-foot long Renault ambulance, all bound for Islamabad, Pakistan.
David Scott, secretary to the NPAC said: “We are of course delighted to receive the substantial donation from Uhuru towards the three containers freight costs, and proud to be the recipient of their hard work”.
Donations for NPAC come from all over the UK, from hospitals, schools, business and individuals.
Martin Kinsella, trustee of the Uhuru Trust, which has four charity shops in the region, said: “We believe in their ability to securely deliver and monitor the things that go inside the schools and clinics in the areas we also support. “We hope this will help them to continue their work and relieve the burden of fundraising.”