TGA has donated a range of second-hand wheelchairs so life-changing equipment can be sent across the globe.
Eight quality wheelchairs were supplied to charity PhysioNet in total, including TGA Elites, with a view to supplying more equipment in future.
With a support centre in East Anglia managed by Saffron Walden Rotarians, PhysioNet supplies free physiotherapy and mobility equipment in developing countries. Once checked and listed at the charity’s main depot in North Yorkshire, products are sent to destinations including Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. In addition to supplying the equipment, localised support is offered from physiotherapists who travel from the UK.
"We appreciate TGA's kind donation and thank the business on behalf of the final wheelchair recipients,” John Tapscott, PhysioNet trustee and Rotarian volunteer said. “These wheelchairs will make a significant difference to lives across the world where living with a disability is very challenging indeed. Particularly in the third world or developing nations, there can be little or no provision of state mobility equipment resulting in home-made improvised solutions or no achievable independence.
“Without the money to personally purchase equipment, achievement is drastically reduced. However, with these TGA wheelchairs support and mobility will be possible."
“We are proud and pleased to be supporting PhysioNet and the Rotary Club with this donation,” Daniel Stone, TGA Managing Director said. “Equipment being redistributed to people in other parts of the world who really need it but simply wouldn’t have access to it, is incredibly resourceful and worthwhile.
“This works so well for us because we generate quite a lot of equipment that can be put to such good use elsewhere and we will do everything we can to help PhysioNet and the Rotary Club with their great work.”