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£9000 boost for Olivia's amputee charity

posted 16 Nov 2010, 05:03 by David Rintoul   [ updated 16 Nov 2010, 05:10 ]

A charity set up by Edinburgh lawyer Olivia Giles to help amputees and disabled people in Africa has received an £9000 boost.

The founder of 500 miles, Olivia accepted a cheque from Pipeline Industries Guild Scottish branch chairman, Les Dickson. The money was raised at the annual PIG Scottish Branch dinner in Glasgow's Thistle Hotel and was boosted by donations on the evening.

500 miles currently supports three initiatives - the 500 Miles Prosthetic and Orthotic Centre in Malawi, the Zambian Italian Orthopaedic Hospital in Zambia and FlysSpec, a Zambian flying medical service.

500 miles Scottish charity to support amputees

Source: Evening News