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Alsco Uniforms Donates Van to Medical Aid Abroad

Alsco Uniforms is proud to announce that we’ve just donated another van to Medical Aid Abroad (MAA). This contribution will help deliver essential medical supplies to underserved communities and developing countries.

MAA is a charitable trust that we greatly admire for donating valuable, unused medical goods to developing countries, especially in the Pacific Islands. Every year, about 2,000 cartons of goods that would otherwise end up in landfills are sent to medical centres, doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies overseas. 

This ensures that these critical supplies reach those in need rather than going to waste. 

Since 2016, Alsco Uniforms has been an avid supporter of MAA, covering vehicle expenses, including registration, WoF, fuel, and maintenance costs. In 2019, we elevated our support by donating a van to replace their ageing vehicle. 

This week, we’ve taken another significant step forward by providing a bigger and better van from our Nelson branch. The keys were handed over by Monique Welsh, our General Manager for New Zealand & Asia, to Murray Kerr – Chairman, and Kim Kempthorne – Stores Manager. 

Monique Welsh (right) handing over the keys to Chairman Murray Kerr! 🚗

But we couldn’t have accomplished this without the help of several dedicated individuals and teams. We’d love to acknowledge the following people for their contributions in bringing this donation to life:

❤️ Richard and the team from Alsco Uniforms Nelson – for the donation of the vehicle itself.

❤️ Shane from Wide Glide Panel Beaters, Kingsland– for giving the van a bit of a facelift. 

❤️ Glenn, Rod, and the team at Brave Design, Henderson – for designing and applying the new livery at no cost.

Additionally, a special thank you to Darrell Alvey from Auckland Fresh & Clean for helping us deliver the blank van to Brave Design, where the owners Glenn and Rod received it and worked their magic. 

The new livery, generously designed and applied by Brave Design, has given the van a fresh and professional look. This enhancement not only improves the vehicle’s appearance but also helps raise awareness of MAA’s vital mission as it travels on the road.

Darrell Alvey (right) delivering the blank van to Brave Design.

From next week, you may see this new van on the road, diligently picking up and delivering essential supplies to where they are needed most. Keep an eye out for it, and join us in celebrating the incredible work that MAA does every day to support healthcare in developing countries. 

From left to right: Robbie Turnbull, Kim Kempthorne, Murray Kerr, Monique Welsh, and Gavin Smith

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