Countdown to the 50th Consecutive Donation: No. 9 – Moldova 13/10/2004

Part 1
Several Sunshine Appeal representatives met up with Katy Low and Duncan Kirk of the CWUHA  Tiraspol Playground Appeal to hand over a cheque for £1000 to build a safe playground for the kids in the psycho-neurological hospital in Tiraspol. As most of the Tartan Army would not be arriving in Tiraspol until a few hours before the match, and because the CWUHA people are based in the UK rather than in Moldova/Transnistria, a decision was taken to make the presentation here in Scotland before they set off on their next convoy to Moldova at the start of September. We did the presentation in the centre of Edinburgh with the Old Town looking particularly photogenic in the background – more, perhaps, than can be said for the Sunshine Appeal representatives!

Part 2
Bright and early on match day a group of 32 Tartan Army footsoldiers assembled outside the Dublin Bar in Chisinau, ready to be collected by OutReach Moldova’s bus for our journey out to the Hincesti Orphanage. The Sunshine Appeal donation will be used both at Hincesti and at the baby orphanage that OutReach Moldova have recently taken over.

After spending almost two hours meeting the children, they headed back outside into the sunshine to get the formalities of the cheque handover done. As well as presenting OutReach with the main Sunshine Appeal donation of $2000, they handed over several other donations, including a cheque for £250 from the cancelled Tiraspol buses and donations from Neil MacDonald and MKScot. Finally, they presented them with a plaque that JimfaeKdy had made for the occasion – something to keep in the office to remember the day the “men in dresses” (a quote from one of the kids!) came to visit.   Full Story Here…

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