PhysioNet was established in 2005 with the aim of providing physiotherapy and mobility equipment for the disabled in developing countries. Bulk collections of equipment are made from the NHS, Social Service Departments, Local Education Authorities and the private sector throughout the UK. PhysioNet is based in North Yorkshire with support centres in East Anglia, Lancashire, South East and the West Country. Equipment is checked and listed at the PhysioNet depot in North Yorkshire. Items are then sent in 40' containers to destinations around the world, including Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.
The photo is of a little girl in Bulgaria who had just received an ultra lightweight walker. This was the first time she has walked independently. She is absolutely delighted and Grandma doesn't fully realise she doesn't need to be helped any more.
Physionet can't change the world for everyone but it can make a world of difference for one person (and their family)
more The Rotary International campaign to eradicate polio world wide. A further 10,000 crocuses were planted by RCBB in Burnham and Farnham Common this year (adding to those planted each year since 2015) as a reminder that the battle against polio continues.
more In the Nairobi slums, many children have to skip breakfast. They spend the day hungry, and can't concentrate on their lessons. Porridge and Rice provide breakfast and lunch to help children get the most from their schooling.
more After completing a 1000 mile ride from Hedgerley (Bucks) to Marseilles to raise funds for African Vision in 2017 Rotarian Rainer plans another epic fundraising ride - this time through Malawi.
more Rotarian Rainer Struck completed a 1000 mile ride from Hedgerley (Bucks) to Marseilles to raise funds for African Vision in 2017 and in 2020 plans another epic fundraising ride - this time in Malawi.
more Sri Lanka Tsunami Project
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