Syston based charity Inter Care was delighted to receive a visit from its Patron, The Right Reverend Patrick Joseph McKinney, Bishop of Nottingham, on the 7th March 2017. The Bishop met staff and some of Inter Care’s team of volunteers on a tour of the charity’s warehouse and office.
The Bishop has been supporting Inter Care as its Patron since 2015 and is passionate about the work of the charity. He told Inter Care staff, “It’s a privilege to support an organisation which is showing practical love and care for those who are in need in rural sub-Saharan Africa”. The Catholic Diocese of Nottingham covers Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Rutland and Lincolnshire including The Divine Infant of Prague, Syston, St Theresa’s, Birstall and The Sacred Heart, Rothley.
Established in 1974, Inter Care sends recycled surplus quality medicines which would otherwise be incinerated, along with healthcare goods such as dressings and instruments to rural health units in some of the poorest parts of Africa. For a small charity, Inter Care’s impact is impressive – they support around 130 health units with medical aid in six African countries, which collectively serve a catchment population of over 11 million.