Are you interested in taking part in a CWU Humanitarian Aid Convoy to Moldova….If yes, then please continue reading


CWUHA will be running two convoys to Moldova during May and September 2015….

  • The expected dates of the convoys are: 15th May and 11th September
  • Each convoy will consist of up to ten vehicles
  • You will be away for just over 2 weeks (but all drivers to be prepared for 3 weeks away in any event)
  • Each vehicle has two drivers, so we are looking for duos
  • All volunteers will need to be or become members of CWUHA
  • Volunteers will need to provide a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (previously CRB checks).
  • All drivers must be confident, competent and licensed to drive a 7.5 ton vehicle and received CPC training prior to departure. 
  • It's hard but rewarding work, so all drivers must be in good health and have no conditions that would debar them from driving a 7.5 ton vehicle.

If selected you will be provided with a vehicle, fuel card and insurances (not aid).

It will be your responsibility to raise the funds and aid for your vehicle. You will be given a wish list of the items you will be expected to raise. 

If you work for BT or RM you will get paid release for the duration of the convoy, but be WARNED you will have to do a lot of work in your own time i.e. fundraising, collecting/buying aid, packing the aid into boxes, completing a manifest, loading your vehicle, picking up and returning your vehicle from a depot anywhere in the UK.

It’s hard but very rewarding work, and your reward is to see the smiling faces of the children.

The selection of all convoy participants is at the absolute discretion of the trustees. They will consider all applicants using the following criteria: You will be required to submit a detailed business plan that will show how you will raise the aid for your vehicle and funds to finance your ferry and your subsistence. The ferry is approximately £550 and you will need at least £500 per driver to cover hotels and meals.

If interested, then please fill in volunteer form attached and send with your Business Plan to

Heather Park.......E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The closing date for the receipt of Volunteer Forms & Business Plans is 24th Nov 2014. 


If you need any more information about taking part or assistance with your BP, please contact Heather Park email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Carl Webb: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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'Hadrian's Wall Walk' in memory of Mel Holmes

CWU members Steve Rowlands and Marc Pastorelli are taking on the 'Hadrian's Wall Walk' in memory of Imelda Holmes and in aid of CWU Humanitarian Aid (CWUHA).

Mel, who worked for CWU and tragically passed away in July this year, always supported CWUHA. She would have loved to travel on a humanitarian aid convoy, but did not drive. Her cunning plan was to buy an item that was desperately needed and then possibly fly out to help deliver it.

They will help make Mel's dream come true

Carl Webb, chair of the CWUHA, said: "Steve and Marc are hoping to raise enough money to buy equipment for the disabled children centre in Moldova that CWUHA are helping renovate and for our school in Africa in Mel's memory. So in away they will help make Mel's dream come true."

 Steve Rowlands and Marc Pastorelli CWUHA

Steve is a long-serving trustee of the CWUHA and Marc has been a supporter for many years. Between them they have raised thousands of pounds for the charity.

Steve and Marc will start the 73 mile walk early on Friday 10th October and are planning on finishing on Tuesday 14th October. They will follow the National Trail of Hadrian Wall from Newcastle to Carlisle. Though much of the route is reasonably flat, there is a 10-12 miles stretch that involves very steep climbing which Carl Webb says will be very difficult as "they are not getting any younger!"

To sponsor Steve and Marc, please visit their fundraising page here

Ultimate Sacrifice for the children of Moshi Tanzania

Picture below is Stewart Pickup, BT engineer and passionate supporter of CWUHA. On Sunday 17th August 2014 Stewart competed in “The Ultimate Triathlon “This involved a 2.4 mile swim followed by a 112 mile bike ride and finished off with a marathon run over a 26.3 mile course. All of these gruelling tasks were completed over 13 hours, nonstop.

With the help of family and friends Stewart has raised in excess of £1700 in the form of sponsorship. Congratulations Stewart. The funds will be used to help a CWUHA supported school in Moshi Tanzania. Once rested Stewart will be flying out to Tanzania at the end of August, this will be in order to spend time as a teaching assistant amongst the very poor African village children who receive vitally needed education, previously denied to them. No doubt he will also be able to use his considerable practicable skills to help with tasks around the school. For more information please visit:

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