Neon Freight Ltd, a member of The COOP in Manchester, recently came to the rescue of a group of Cheshire Fire Cadets after a shipment of knitted hats intended for Nepalese children affected by the 2015 earthquake, was left undelivered in the UK.
The group had intended to take the hats with them for the children of Nepal, who were much in need of warm clothes, when they flew from Manchester to Kathmandu on Saturday 24 October 2015 to help finish off a much needed school in a remote village. Whilst they had packed their bags to bursting, the number far outweighed the group’s allocation.
Ian Mallon, the Managing Director of Neon Freight heard about this and offered to transport the cargo free of charge. “By chance, a good friend of mine overheard someone at the fire station wondering how to get a whole pallet of woollen goods to Nepal. We were delighted to be able to have put the final part of this puzzle together as knitting really isn’t our thing! ”
Cheshire Fire Cadets had this to say “I would like to thank Ian at Neon Freight for his help in distributing the hats for us, it’s very much appreciated. Without this assistance we would have struggled to get the hats to the children in time for when they needed them most.”.
The COOP would like to commend Ian and Neon Freight and invite members with shipments in Manchester to get in touch with the team.