Two veterinary nurses from Dick White Referrals, Harriet Bolton (pictured right) and Bianca Garner, have found a good home for unwanted surgical clothing.

The nurses have coordinated a donation of unwanted scrubs, tops and other surgical clothing to Leicester-based charity Inter Care, which supports health clinics in countries such as Ghana, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Malawi and Zambia.

Harriet said: “It all came about because we were about to dispose of some surgical wear, including scrub tops and trousers.

“We thought it a waste to throw them away so got in touch with Inter Care via email and they were very quick to come back to us.

“They said they frequently ship containers full of medical supplied to Africa and one was being sent this summer so we quickly sent them our supplies to be included in the next shipment.”

Bianca added: “We initially looked at this as just a one-off donation but now we’ve learned all about Inter Care we’ll be looking into sending more things in the future.

“I think it’s a great idea and a great cause because the charity supports more than 100 health units in some of the poorest parts of Africa, sending much-needed medical supplies and aid to rural clinics.”

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