TEECH aim to travel to Moldova, Eastern Europe in December/January, for the Christmas period, to hand deliver shoebox presents and food parcels. Each year a small team of volunteers make the journey across Europe at Christmas time to deliver gifts and provide support to the poorest European country. In 2020 a trip is being planned and will go ahead if the coronavirus does not prevent travel in those months. All donations will be used to transport the aid by lorry to its destination by the charity, to ensure it reaches those who require support.
TEECH was established in 1998 when a group, who worked (at that time) together at BT near Ipswich, Suffolk, took up the challenge from a colleague to help repair two hospitals in Bucharest. About fifty volunteers travelled to Bucharest, under the banner of ‘BTL Aid to Romania’ in August that year and set about painting, plastering, providing lighting and generally making the hospitals cleaner, safer and brighter places. After the success of this trip, and seeing the need to be more structured the volunteers organised themselves into a Registered Charity and hence TEECH (Telecommunications Eastern European Challenge) was born. TEECH is a small independent charity, run by an unpaid team of volunteers, which welcomes volunteers from all walks life.
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