LANARKSHIRE charity, Scotia Aid have sent their final containers for 2012 to Sierra Leone.
The two containers left the charity's Bellshill headquarters and is now enroute to Freetown, the country's capital.
Laden with tools, sanitary wear, school uniforms, furniture, education supplies and books, the donated items are essential for those living in Sierra Leone.
All items have been donated by schools and businesses across Glasgow and Lanarkshire.
The donations will be distributed equally amongst existing projects and new ones which have been carefully selected for help by Scotia Aid.
Amongst the beneficiaries will be the Craig Bellamy Foundation which is based in Sierra Leone and has formed a strong link with Scotia Aid.
Chairman Dan Houston said “I am delighted to be able send these containers to where it is desperately needed. I would like to thank everyone who has donated equipment, we will make sure that it gets to the people who need it and will put it to good use.
He added: "We have now sent 20 containers over to Sierra Leone since the charity was formed in 2009 and will send more containers in 2013.”
For more information on Scotia Aid, please visit www.scotiaaid-sierraleone.org.uk