Help for Pacific families
Article written on Times.co.nz on Thursday, 11 May 2006
A PANMURE opportunity shop is providing inexpensive clothing and everyday essentials for struggling families in the community, as well as raising money to aid children in the Pacific.
The shop, run by the Island Child Charitable Trust, provides a New Zealand base which sends supplies to hospitals and schools in the Pacific.
Danielle Bergin established the trust in 2003 and says it first began sending baby clothes, nappies and linen to aid the work of New Zealander Dr Derek Allen at Norsup Hospital on a remote island off Vanuatu.
Danielle saw a documentary on Dr Allen just after the birth of her daughter, during which she experienced serious complications.