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Cans for Kids charity donates examination couch to children’s hospital

health minister michalis hadjipantelas, cans for kids president rosie charalambous and the medical director of makarios hospital dr pavlos neophytou with two young patients
Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantelas, Cans for Kids President Rosie Charalambous and the medical director of Makarios hospital Dr Pavlos Neophytou with two young patients

The local charity Cans for Kids on Monday donated an examination couch purchased with the proceeds of metal recycling worth over €2,000 to Makarios children’s hospital in Nicosia.

Handing the donation over to the Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantelas, the charity’s president Rosie Charalambous said she was thrilled that, despite the difficulties imposed by restrictions and protocols during the pandemic, their volunteers had continued to attend the regular sorting sessions which allowed Cans For Kids to buy the examination couch.

“This follows on from the €32,000 Litegait machine we gave to the Paphos hospital last year and takes us nearer to a cumulative total of €300,000 worth of donations since we started in 1990,” said Charalambous.

“As we have always said, every can counts – so please bring us yours and help us to continue supporting our medical services.”

The charity was founded in 1990 and is the only organisation which collects metal recyclables from urban centres as well as from rural areas, while actively encouraging the participation of schools and young people in sustainable living, as well as volunteerism.


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