In July 2018 the latest film in the Mission Impossible series, Mission Impossible: Fallout, was released. Eagle-eyed viewers would have noted that the portrayed medical encampment attributed to the fictional ‘HAO’ included Alpinter HUB multipurpose tents, the same tents deployed by the real-life WHO, UNICEF and a range of other international organisations.
When filming of the movie was complete, the production company contacted Medical Aid International, a UK-based organisation providing healthcare support in low resource environments, with an offer to donate the tents. Med Aid gladly accepted the donation, and a full truck load of HUB Tents was soon delivered to their warehouse.
Happily, the tents did not remain idle for long. Following a Facebook appeal by a member of GAiN UK, the two organisations were soon in contact, and before long the ‘Tom Cruise Tents’ were delivered to Moria Camp in Lesbos, to be used as community spaces and as shelters for families.
Alpinter HUB Multipurpose Tents are deployed for humanitarian relief support across the globe, however these tents have had a particularly interesting journey to their final destination in Lesbos! We are always thrilled to see our products used in unexpected ways, however we are even more pleased to see that the tents have finally been deployed for the purpose which they were designed for: providing shelter, comfort and dignity for people in need.
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