Cornflower campaign has raised almost EUR 43,000

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A charity campaign organized by the Estonian Wounded Warriors Association to raise money for the purchase of a walking robot raised nearly 43,000 euros during the first ten days, which is half of the targeted sum.

«We are glad that during the first days of the campaign we have collected slightly more than half of the sum that is necessary to buy a walking robot,» Junior Warrant Officer Rasmus Penno from the Wounded Warriors Association said.

At least 80,000 euros is needed to finance the purchase of the piece of equipment for the Haapsalu Neurological Rehabilitation Center (HNRC) necessary to provide robot-assisted walking  therapy to improve patients' ability to walk after brain and spinal cord injuries.

Everyone can make a donation by buying a blue cornflower badge in stores, making a money transfer online or calling the number 900 2304.

The campaign that started on April 9 will run until May 3.