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Rocialle Receives Praise from Facing Africa

4th February 2016

During Facing Africa’s last surgical mission to Ethiopia, in Oct 2015, thirty-two facial reconstruction procedures were carried out. On his return to the UK, founder Chris Lawrence had thanks and praise for Rocialle, saying that their donation of medical equipment was instrumental to the successful completion of the surgery.

Facing Africa is a charity that helps people that have survived the early stages of the disease Noma but who have been left severely disfigured. Additionally, the charity answers other calls for help and in October completed lifesaving surgery for a five year old boy who had been attached by a hyena. Speaking with Rocialle’s Marketing Manager, Mark Birchmore, Chris thanked Rocialle for its support over many years and said “Facing Africa is very privileged to have your continued support and we are the envy of almost every hospital and NGO in Ethiopia thanks to the essential items that you have so generously supplied.”

Mark expressed his admiration for the work carried out by Facing Africa and his satisfaction that Rocialle is able to play a part in improving people’s lives so dramatically.

More information on the great work of Facing Africa can be found here: As would be expected, images on the website are distressing.




Rocialle, with wide ranges of medical packs and single use surgical instruments, packed and sterilised at its facilities in the UK, is helping healthcare providers to control infection and drive down the cost of high quality medical products. Rocialle serves almost every National Health Service Trust in the UK, private hospital groups and distributors in the UK and around the world. Rocialle is part of Berendsen Plc, a FTSE250 company and a European textile service business with leading positions in most of the countries in which it operates. Berendsen has 15,000 employees across 15 countries throughout Europe. Rocialle employs 350 people at its Mountain Ash site, close to Cardiff.

For more information: Mark Birchmore, Marketing Manager, Rocialle.

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Rocialle, Cwm Cynon Business Park, Mountain Ash, Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF45 4ER, UK




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