WESC equipment to help children around the world
25 April 2019
Unwanted physiotherapy equipment from WESC Foundation is off to support children in the developing world.
Old items including chairs, walkers, standers and postural management equipment were recently collected by Physionet. They will be checked-over at the charity’s Yorkshire hub, before being loaded into containers to be shipped around the world.
Last year over 500 items of children’s equipment were cleaned, checked and – where necessary – repaired. They were then sent to places including Syria, Zimbabwe, Fiji and Romania.
Physionet was established in 2005. The charity provides mobility and physiotherapy equipment for the disabled in developing countries. Donations come from the NHS, local authorities, social services and the private sector. The items are cleaned and repaired, and send to areas of need in Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.
Pictured: Harry Franks (Physionet South-West Co-ordinator), Sue Stagg (WESC Foundation Team Lead for Therapy and Mobility), Michael Adams (Chair of Physionet) and Heather Angilley (Physionet)