First shipment to Moldova!
A 45 foot truck was loaded on 15th September from stores at Dishforth Airfield bound for Moldova. The event was significant for the charity as it was the first consignment to Moldova and the first to be loaded from a military base. PhysioNet volunteers were joined by Andrew Jones MP to load the truck.
Peter Thompson said “We partner with many organisations across the globe such as National Disabled Persons Associations, Rotary and Lions Clubs etc. On this occasion our partner is MAD-Aid, a UK based charity ensuring that medical aid is delivered to Moldova where there is a great need.”
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.