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Aid for Moldova orphans

Julie Odie pictured with JBT's Tony Monaghan and the parcels bound for Moldova.

MORE than 100 boxes filled with warm winter clothing will be shipped to orphans in Moldova thanks to the generosity of local people.

Last month Voe resident Julia Odie started collecting clothing for Operation Orphan’s ‘Keep a Child Warm’ project.

After donations started flooding in from across the isles, 109 boxes have now been filled and are ready to be shipped to Nottingham for onwards transport to the former Soviet republic to east of Romania.

Some will also be taken to Ukraine and Nepal. Odie herself will travel to Moldova in October to help seeing the distribution through to the end.

She said: “I would like to thank each and every person who has been involved, whether individually, as part of a group, school or business.

“People from the length of Shetland from Unst to Fair Isle have been involved.

“Shetland, you should be proud – there are going to be a lot of children very grateful for what we are sending them to help them through this winter. Every donation will help a child.”

Logistics company JBT has agreed to take the four pallets of clothing to Nottingham free of charge.

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