Warrington Disability Partnership

Refurbished mobility equipment for refugees

A container filled with mobility equipment will be shipped to disabled people in Syrian refugee camps in Jordan next month as part of Warrington Disability Partnership's Phoenix Project

We have been collecting equipment donations in a unit at Gatewarth Industrial Estate as part of our Phoenix Project, a joint enterprise with the Warrington based charity St Mark Universal Copts Care.

The project, set up as part of our 25th birthday celebrations, will see second-hand and unsellable mobility equipment shipped to countries in dire need including Egypt and Sudan.

Next month, the first batch of 22 pallets of equipment will be sent off to Syrian refugee camps in Jordan.

Dave Thompson, cofounder and chief executive of Warrington Disability Partnership, said: “We’re hoping that by the first week in December we should be ready to put a container together — that’s the aim.

“People can donate anything and we’ll see if we can get parts from it and recycle it.

“The whole idea is that this will be a self-sufficient project so that the scrap will pay for the work that we’ve got going on.

“What we’re after is anything that can aid people’s mobility — don’t tip it, bring it here.