Kirby is supporting the life-changing work of medical charity, ReSurge Africa with a €12,000 donation. The donation, which is part of Kirby’s annual Christmas charity donation, will support ReSurge Africa’s work in West Africa where it provides reconstructive surgery and burns service.
Jimmy Kirby, Kirby Group Managing Director, presented the donation to ReSurge Africa on behalf of Kirby. Speaking at the presentation, Jimmy Kirby said: “We are proud to support ReSurge Africa, a charity whose work makes a real difference to the children and adults living in the worlds poorest countries who are affected by debilitating and disfiguring injuries.”
Commenting on the donation, ReSurge Africa said: “ReSurge Africa is delighted to have received a generous donation from Kirby. This kind donation will support our work in establishing a reconstructive surgery and burns service in Sierra Leone, West Africa, through the training and empowerment of local doctors, anaesthetists, nurses and physiotherapists.”
One area where Kirby’s donation will be put to good use is in the charity’s work in Sierra Leone where it is setting about establishing a self-sustaining reconstructive surgery and burns service. Kirby’s donation will help to support ‘BURNS IN A BOX’, a pilot initiative which will introduce equipment and training for a two-bed Paediatric burns unit, in the main hospital in Freetown, and also in Makeni, in the centre of the country.
Every year, Kirby makes a significant contribution to a substantial number of charities and community initiatives. During 2019, Kirby donated to an additional 40 local, national and international charities.