13 Jul Donation campaign in Rimi stores from 6 July to 7 September
In order to provide medical consultations to children across Latvia closer to their homes, Ronald McDonald House Charities Latvija (RMHC Latvija) with the support of Rimi Latvia is launching its annual fundraising campaign on 6 July. The aim of the campaign is to provide Care Mobile visits to children in all regions of Latvia, making it easier for families with children to get to the doctor.
During the two-month campaign, until the beginning of September, everyone will be able to donate in boxes placed at Rimi store counters or on the RMHC Latvija website http://www.rmhc-latvia.lv, helping the children’s Care Mobile to bring specialists from the Children’s Clinical University Hospital (BKUS) and other institutions closer to children’s homes and to diagnose possible diseases in time. The children’s Care Mobile programme has been running in Latvia since 2010, and during these years a total of 55 000 medical consultations have been provided to children across Latvia. Last year, children’s Care Mobile made 125 trips to 40 different locations in Latvia and provided 5364 medical consultations to 4278 children, including 147 consultations to 106 children from Ukraine who are currently residing in Latvia.
“RMHC Latvija’s mission is to provide services that has direct impact on the health and well-being of children in Latvia, and we are delighted that this year we have the opportunity to continue our cooperation with Rimi so that together we can provide much-needed specialist medical consultations to little patients in regions of Latvia closer to their homes. Every donation makes a difference for our children to grow up healthy and enjoy childhood without serious illnesses that can be prevented by timely medical consultations,” says Guna Caune, Executive Manager of RMHC Latvija.
Rimi has also partnered with RMHC Latvija to run fundraising campaigns in 2020 and 2021.
“Rimi customers have been supporting various charity campaigns for years, providing vital assistance to those in need in Latvia. Caring for Latvia’s children is one of the biggest and most important tasks that we all have to accomplish together, because it means securing Latvia’s future, growth and prosperity. Therefore, we are very happy about the response of our customers and we hope that this time we will be able to work together to support timely healthcare for Latvian children,” says Inga Bite, PR Manager at Rimi Latvia.