As part of our ongoing charitable donations to UK charity Giving World, we are pleased to say that we recently donated over £12,000 worth of products to help people living in poverty keep their vital medicines safe.

We donated 500 of our Vitesse medical travel cases to Giving World, which provides aid to a number of charities across the UK to support those living in poverty.

According to national statistics, 20% of the UK population – around 13 million people – are living below the poverty line and are struggling to afford basic necessities.

As a result of our donation, people across the UK with conditions including diabetes, Crohn’s disease, anaphylaxis and glaucoma will be able to safely store their medical essentials.

Our Vitesse travel cases are designed to hold a number of different medical accessories such as Sharps containers, needles, syringes and FRIO cooling wallets which keep insulin and 29 other temperature sensitive medicines cool and safe for a minimum of 45 hours.

A total of seven charities received Vitesse medical travel cases including Cancer Research UK, Feed the Hungry UK, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust Charitable Fund, Tikva UK – a charity supporting families in the Ukraine, Dumi International Aid – a charity that supports Zimbabwean communities in the UK and abroad, Lifeline Community Action and Oasis of Love International Centre – a charity based in Wolverhampton.

Cancer Research, which received 100 cases, will use them in their unemployed adults project, and Oasis of Love International Centre, which also received 100 cases, will give them to families in Wolverhampton as part of a Christmas package.

Recipients of our donation also include older parent-carers of disabled adults, parents on a low income, volunteers, and Syrian refugees.

Rama Bhalla, Project Director at Giving World, said: “We’re delighted with FRIO’s donation. Surplus can be a natural cycle of industry. Donating it to charity saves the environment as well as storage and landfill costs. People experiencing poverty and social exclusion receive new essential items for free, helping them to get back on their feet. It’s a win win for everyone.”

We look forward to continuing our support of this great charity in 2017!