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“Disaster may not be the first thing that’s on your mind for the upcoming holiday season, but it is an excellent opportunity to connect with people in your community. How good and ready are you for when disaster strikes? Connect, care, prepare are the three most important steps to take. Make sure you know your neighbours. In an emergency, neighbours will be the first to offer each other help.

Is there anyone who might need special assistance in the event of a natural disaster? Think of people with disabilities, who may not have the physical or the mental capacity to deal with an unusual and frightening situation by themselves.

To be included in their communities, and to know that there are people who will care about their welfare in case of a natural disaster or other emergency, is one of the most important things for people with intellectual disabilities, so they can live satisfying lives.

You can help people in your community who live with disabilities at any time, to plan and prepare their household. Or even just to go say hello and reassure them that neighbours will be there for them if they should need it. Make sure they have someone to spend time with over the holidays. It can make all the difference to them, to show that you care enough.”

The Martinborough Group would like to welcome its two new Coordinators to the Group, Mike Armour and Margaret Hanlon. 

If you want to find out more about the work Red Cross does in Martinborough please give Mike a call on 0279397373 or Margaret on 0272776393.  Or you could email them mrameh192@gmail.com

Did you know that you can hire medical equipment such as crutches, walkers or wheelchairs? Call Brian in Featherston on (06) 308 9330 if you need one, or contact Jo at the Service Centre (06) 377 3586.

  To book our transport service for your next medical appointment, call Alison on 0800 924 287. 

The Red Cross would like to wish you all a very safe and merry Christmas!”

Astrid Nielsch – Red Cross volunteer 

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