Local firm Geodis delivers the goods…
High Wycombe-based Geodis UK, one of the country's leading freight and logistics solutions providers, is providing the transport capabilities and expertise behind a Christmas Day delivery of good cheer to war-torn Liberia.
25th December will see a 20 foot container, filled with basic supplies including bedding, clothes, school books, tools, sewing machines and food, leave Felixstowe, heading for the port of Monrovia in Liberia, on the ship 'MOL Rainbow'. The goods are destined for a village called Grandcess in Liberia.
The supplies will start their journey today, 18 December, leaving Hazlemere near High Wycombe on its initial road journey, by Geodis, to Felixstowe. The goods have been collected by the parishioners of St Augustine's RC Church, Amersham Hill near High Wycombe, St. Edmund Campion Roman Catholic Church in Hazlemere and St James', Downley.
Father Sam Ofia, an African priest from the Missionary Fathers of St Paul, is temporarily based in High Wycombe and is the driving force behind the initiative, having spent many years in Liberia. Grandcess' infrastructure is extremely basic with a makeshift school and medical centre – and no electricity.
The 20 foot container will be staying in the village once it arrives, in order to be utilised as a house, or similar dwelling. Lifting of the container is being undertaken by Mike Flegg Machinery.
Jamie Cuthbert, managing director of Geodis UK, noted: “We are extremely pleased to be able to help with this wonderful Christmas initiative. Liberia has suffered tremendously over the last few years – and we feel extremely privileged to be able to play at least a small part in getting this vital cargo on its way to the village of Grandcess.”
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