A rotary club in Essex has hauled together more than seven tons of various pieces of mobility equipment over the last five months to donate to third world countries.
Clacton Rotary Club pulled the equipment together as part of its project in collaboration with national charity Physionet.
The project sees walking aids, mobility aids and wheelchairs refurbished and transported in containers to countries such as Sri-Lanka, Fiji, Syria, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.
A spokesman for the club told the Clacton Gazette: “We approached various sources and with the assistance of the local manager and employees of Veolia, other local sources and the general public, we have in just five months been collecting these materials storing them in a barn and then shipping them on to Physionet.”
“So far we have filled two seven-and-a-half ton lorries with this badly needed equipment.
“The last load alone contained 38 wheel chairs 56 zimmer frames 128 pairs of crutches and over 57 other mobility aids.”