Medical Missionary News
GWP supply transit packaging to ship medical supplies
GWP has supported a Christian charity that provides medical supplies and aid to assist those involved in missionary work overseas.
The MMN (Medical Missionary News) charity – based in Swindon and established over 100 years ago – sends around 20 shipping containers of equipment and medicines to several countries each year. This activity is in addition to providing grants to support medical mission projects around the world.
GWP has supplied a number of oversized cardboard boxes into which the charity can pack items before they are shipped overseas. The charity will specifically use the packaging to send equipment and supplies to several African locations across Zambia and Angola.
Similar large cartons are used by several of GWP’s customers for industrial applications.
About the project
GWP were approached by MMN, having seen press coverage of support provided to local charities.
Hannah Pearce, Communications Manager at MMN, commented:
We knew that GWP had assisted a number of charities in the local area, so when we required packaging, we decided to reach out to them. GWP immediately indicated that they could help, and we took delivery of the boxes very quickly. They are absolutely perfect for safely packing the items we ship across the globe and maximising the available space in our shipping containers.
Jay Daggar, Sales Manager at GWP Packaging, added:
We always try to help charities within the local area wherever possible. MMN do some vital work in countries with limited access to healthcare, so we are delighted that we could help.
About the MMN charity
Medical Missionary News was initially formed in 1922 when a group of Christian doctors were concerned for medical colleagues involved in missionary work overseas. Initially, the organisation published a quarterly magazine (which is still published today) and soon afterwards set up a charitable fund.
Today, as well as providing healthcare supplies, the charity manages grants to support various overseas projects (including those in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Europe). It also provides financial assistance for medical professionals in their studies.
Community involvement and support
Besides MMN, GWP has supported a number of similar charities over the last year.
This includes donating packaging to the loneliness charity, Marmalade Trust, for use as Christmas hampers, and boxes used to create an art installation by Shine Pinehurst. GWP is also a long-term supporter of the Swindon Food Collective (formerly Swindon Foodbank).
GWP also provided sponsorship for Ukrainian students as part of a partnership with Innovation Ben. This partnership has also seen GWP supply the materials Ben uses in his STEM workshops and classes that he delivers to young people in Swindon and the surrounding areas.