As you may well be aware, a devastating 6.2 mag eathquake hit central Italy on 24th August 2016. In our beautiful part of Le Marche, Amandola, our hospital was badly hit and devastated. The hospital provides a vital role in our rural community and the surrounding villages, where our next nearest hospital is an hour away. It must remain open and we will raise money and fight for this in spite of the region removing vital equipment the following day after the quake.
Elderly residents rely on the hospital, some for daily treatment and it would be almost impossible to travel to the next nearest hospital. The staff provide a wonderful service, including accident and emergency, radiology, physiotherapy, eye care, diabetes treatment and so much more.
The mayor Adolfo Marinangeli is passionate about the hospital and is fighting alongside the people of Amandola to ensure it is kept running. Just days after the earthquake, reconstruction work began and slowly some of the departments are being opened.
We will continue to raise money for repairs as the service provided is essential in our community.
Thank you all for your support and kind donations.