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Blythswood Care

We help and support people in need to touch and transform lives in Jesus' name

Charity Registration No. SC048001





On the 3rd  November 2010  just after 2-00am a devastating earthquake hit the city of Kraljevo and the surrounding area and has left enormous damage to the residential and public buildings. Unfortunately, there were two casualties and over 100 seriously injured.Blythswood Care has been involved with delivering 100’s of tonnes of aid to the Kraljevo region for almost 10 years  

The Commissioner of Raska Region and the Secretary of CKKV-Red Cross of Kraljevo have formally written to us appealing for help. They have advised us  this will be a long term programme of support for at least 9 months.Now we have received formal requests for help from 'Studenica' Bolnica, 'Agens'rehabilitation centre and schools in Kraljevo, Obrva and Vitanovac.

UP dated 15th January 2011 from Kraljevo

Aid trucks.5th November and 15th December.

Three mega trucks of requested humanitarian aid, also a mega truck full of food for the Red Cross Soup today.

Aid trucks since 5th January 2011.

The first mega truck of specialist exterior vinyl paint arrived here to days ago 13th January, and has unloaded in the main contrsuction aid warehouse/depot in Vitanovac.

Another will arrive next week.

Rada, Secretay of Crveni Krst KraljeVo, will be advising us shortly when to send the next food shipment of 22 tonnes.

The weather here to day is unusally warm, which is a blessing in one way, as repairs to roofs etc, prior to the snow coming is proceeding rapidly.

Tragically a man died on Thursday whilst reapiring a wall,as unstable bricks fell on him.


With funds donated on this web-page we can send more food, more aid.

By giving money we can buy food in bulk here in the UK, for the soup kitchen.For an adminstartion charge of £1,900 we can receive 26 pallets of suitable food, from a food charity valued at £136.000 

For £3,000 you could sponsor a mega truck, which we will fill.

For £2,000 we can buy 20 tonne of cement in  SERBIA.


Since arriving in Kraljevo, I have nukerous meetings with top officials.

The local government must be congratulated for the amazing job they have already done. Their is a real community spirit here. Nationally many large companies have donated building material. The Central Government has seent 1,000's of roof tiles. This has menat due to the warm weather being experienced many houses with minor roof damage have been repaired, which means they are water proof before the snows arrive. 2,500 plus families are not so lucky, these have extensive damage to property or indeed condemned property.These families are eaither living with families and friends or being housed in Hotel 'Collective centres', in Vrnjacka Banja and Goc.

The old part of the main hospital has been extensively damaged, the Director Dr Asic has a office now in the main restaurant of the hospital.

The main needs are as follows.

1. Money to buy food.

2.Sheets, pillows,pyjamas, 'Pampers' -Incontenence pads.

3. Detergent,soap,shampoo and toilet rolls.

The later two requests are directly from Dr Asic at 'Studenica Bolnica' and the Secretary of the Crveni Krst Kraljevo.(Red Cross of Kraljevo)

Plans are being made for our fourth lorry to leave in two weeks time.

Hvala Puno.

Up dated 15th January 2011, on location in Kraljevo.




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