Living in the North-east of Scotland, we take a great number of things for granted such as education, medical care, transport links and uninterrupted food supplies and even our weather proves to be benign most of the time!
At the recent meeting of Probus in the Palace Hotel on Tuesday, October 8, guest speaker was Robert Esson, Cruden Bay, who outlined the live-saving work done by the Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF). This organisation, founded in 1945, uses up to 130 aircraft, works in over 25 developing countries across the globe, carrying vital cargoes of fuel, medical equipment, technical equipment, food supplies and answering vital 999 emergency calls in some of the most remote parts of the world lacking even basic roads and the most rudimentary medical care. With the help of photographs and video clips, members were given an in-depth study facing Madagascar, the geography of its hinterland and the work done by MAF, on behalf of a range of charities, to bring as much assistance as possible to its people. Members expressed their thanks to Robert for his presentation and how appreciative we should be of our own living standards in Scotland. Probus meets again on Tuesday, October 22 at 10am in the Palace Hotel, with guest speaker being Councillor Alan Gardiner.