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Borehamwood charity asking for communal donations to help Beirut blast victims

Goods for Good is looking to raise £3,400 to cover the costs of sending emergency supplies to the Lebanese capital

A Lebanese flag flies near the site where a massive explosion blasted the port of Beirut  Photo: Marwan Naamani/dpa
A Lebanese flag flies near the site where a massive explosion blasted the port of Beirut Photo: Marwan Naamani/dpa

A small charity in Borehamwood supported by London’s Jewish community is asking for £3,400 to cover the costs of sending emergency medical aid to Beirut.

Goods for Good, founded by Roz Bluestone, said it was sending a shipment of 8,520 treatments to the Lebanese capital after its port was torn apart by an enormous explosion earlier this month, the blast damaging several hospitals.

“We have been working to help support our partners on the ground to deliver urgent medical aid,” said the charity’s Stephanie Rukin. “We need help to make this happen. These are vulnerable people who lost everything in a second.”

Roz Bluestone with volunteers Adam and Mia raising funds with ‘Goods for Good’

Access to medicines in Lebanon is precarious, since the coronavirus-hit country, which has the highest number of refugees per capita than anywhere else in the world, is essentially bankrupt. Mass protests against corruption and mismanagement followed the blast, causing the government to resign.

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