BOBBY TO LEAD ANOTHER CONVOY TO ROMANIA
Breaza Orphanage on which the
team will be working
Dave O'Grady who pounds the beat in the
North of Chiswick will be missing for a week
again this year.
the third year running he will be leading a
team to work at orphanages in Romania for Convoy
2000. This year he had a team of 21 people,
13 of whom are police officers. On is the Ealing
Borough Commander, Peter Goulding, but for
the duration of the trip it will be PC O'Grady
who will be the boss.
team will be double glazing an orphanage in
Breaza, central Romania, a place where the
winter temperature gets down to minus 20 degrees.
An Ealing company, Peerless
Windows have donated the windows and are
also sending 4 of their fitters to ensure the
job gets done properly. All of the volunteers
do so in their own time and at their own expense.
At the same time, Metropolitan Police Commissioner
Sir John Stevens, who is a Director of Convoy
2002 will be joining forces with the Archbishop
of Constanta to officially open Romania’s first
ever purpose-built care unit for terminally
ill children, when he visits the country this
House’ will be opened on Sunday 19 May 2002
as part of a major programme of care for all
terminal illnesses, particularly AIDS infected
children, in the Constanta region and will
house up to 22 children.
Sir John Stevens described the children who
will be staying at Sunshine House as ‘the bravest
of the brave’.
said: "This new facility is state of the
art and will provide much needed care for children
whose young lives are being tragically cut
short. It gives me great personal pleasure
to be associated with ‘Sunshine House’ which
will provide palliative care in the last few
weeks of these children’s precious lives, allowing
them to die with love and dignity."
House will also provide much needed dental
care for over 900 HIV infected children who
would otherwise be unlikely to receive treatment.
The building was supplied by the Romanian authorities
to the organisation ‘Aid-For-Children’ which
is part of Convoy 2000.
is just one undertaking benefiting from Convoy
2000 which is helping the Romanian people to
help themselves with building projects to alleviate
the suffering of the sick and benefit the needy.
total 32 personnel with 13 HGV’s and three
support vehicles leave on May 13 and travel
through Europe, arriving in Romania on 17 May
2002, to join with 146 members on the building
projects. As in previous year’s the Commissioner’s
wife, Lady Cynthia Stevens will again be driving
one of the support vehicles.