As reported in the Bo'ness
Journal on Friday 19 August Amazon Hope 2 made a special visit
to Bo'ness today (Sunday 21 August).
The visit is part of its preparations before
leaving this coming Friday for Dundee on its journey round the
Amazon Hope 2 arriving
The ex naval vessel is the second The Vine Trust,
founded in Bo'ness, has converted to help bring hope and healthcare
to people living in isolated parts of Peru.
The Vine Trust
The Vine Trust and its volunteers have been
working in partnership with local people in Peru for more than
10 years and focus their efforts in three river areas. This enabling
tehm to return every four months to each area and are able to
provide a meaningful health service for to up to 100,000 people.
Fight against world's biggest killer
The Vine Trust project takes malaria and immunisation
teams on each trip, helping the fight against one of the world's
biggest killers, and improving the immunisation uptake of the
children in these remote communities.
It's aim is to bring health education, dental
and medical programmes to these area providing significantly improvements
in overall health care.
The provision of clean water and sanitation
facilities is another important area it is planned to tackle.
Service of Thanksgiving
On arriving and before the gathered visitors were given
the opportunity of boarding the ship the Rev. Albert Bogle of
St Andrew's Church in Bo'ness led a Service of Thanksgiving
for the work of the trust.
On board exhibition
Visitors to the ship will be able to view an onboard
exhibition about the work with street children, the medical work
tarted by the first Amazon Hope ship and micro enterprise projects.
The new craft will act as a medical centre, fitted out with an operating
theatre, medical and dental surgery and pharmacy.
Visitors will also hear of opportunities to work on short-term medical
and work teams in Peru.