Fastway Couriers franchises team up to deliver aid
In support of the humanitarian tall-ship Vega, Fastway Couriers regional franchises - Albury, Melbourne and Adelaide - have donated their time and resources to assist in transporting vital medical and educational supplies from Melbourne to Darwin.
Sail Vega is an organisation that specialises in delivering aid packages to isolated island communities in East Timor and Indonesia during the south East monsoon season.
Sail Vega spokesperson and volunteer, Alexis Marsh, says the donation from Fastway enables two dozen boxes of medical and educational supplies to be delivered safely to isolated communities in East Timor and Indonesia.
"When Fastway offered to sponsor the freight to Darwin, I was overwhelmed with their generosity. Their donation allows medical and educational supplies from Melbourne to be loaded onto yachts participating in the 2012 Darwin Dili Yacht Rally organised by Sail Timor-Leste. The yachts, including local Darwin vessel Tientos, have been generous enough to take these items to Vega in preparation for its humanitarian voyage."
Marsh is overwhelmed and grateful for the generosity received from many Australians including those at Fastway Couriers and Sail Timor-Leste, which has provided many teachers and midwives in some East Timor and Indonesia's remote villages to have access to basic equipment which will make a difference in their community.
Fastway Couriers CEO, Richard Thame, says he is honoured Fastway is able to provide assistance to SailVega’s latest charitable venture.
"Fastway is a community company with a long history of supporting worthy causes and our Regional Franchisees and their teams in Albury, Adelaide and Melbourne have done a great job to arrange delivery ofthese critical items."
The supplies leave Darwin on Sail Timor-Leste 2012 Darwin Dili Yacht Rally, commencing Saturday, 14 July2012. The Vega will then set sail for three months, visiting over 12 ports and dropping off two tonnes of supplies to needy communities.