Friday 1st May 2015 – 10.30am – Chris Kowalik.
A paramedic from Shropshire is to go to Nepal to help with the humanitarian rescue operation.
Ed Hullah who is based in Craven Arms decided to swap his planned all-inclusive holiday next week for a self-funded trip to provide assistance following the powerful earthquake 80km northwest of the capital Kathmandu.
Ed said: “I had been planning a last-minute holiday to Turkey and thought that it might be an idea to go and render aid and care in the disaster zone instead. As I looked into it, I became more determined.
“I will arrive in Kathmandu, then go to the offices of the Nepal Red Cross Society where I will join a medical unit. Then I’ll be sent to wherever I’m needed.”
Ed has paid for the trip himself. Medical supplies company SP Services based in Hortonwood is helping with equipment.
Ed is also fundraising to buy more medical supplies. If you can help with a donation visit www.gofundme.com/medicalaidfornepal