The project was launched in 2016 bringing together our expertise in recycling used mobiity aids and our knowledge around the needs of disabled people, together with the overseas connections of St Mark Universal Copts Care.
St Mark operates a number of successful projects offering health and social care in Egypt and Sudan through their close work with the Coptic Christan Church networks. By extending our well established recycling scheme we co-ordinate the collection of used mobility independant living equipment which we refurbish and ship to St Mark's approved projects.
In addition to providing equipment the Phoneix Project has provided jobs and volunteering opportunities for local disabled people here in Warrington.
The Project is run from a large unit in the Gateworth Industrial Estate and has so far in the first year collected over 4000 pieces of equipment, approximately half have been refurbished with over 13,000 pieces of equipment shipped to Egypt, Thailand, Syria and Syrian refugees in Greece.
How Can you Donate?
We are currently looking for the following items:
- Manual and powered wheelchairs
- Zimmer frames
- Three and four wheeled walkers
- Crutches and walking sticks
- Hoists and unused slings
- Hospital beds
- Seating and frames including toilet surrounds, shower and perching stools
Our partners include NRS Healthcare, NHS Trusts, Local Authority Home Loan stores, Mediquip, Ableworld, Rotary International, and various nursing homes.
If you would like more details please contact Dave Thompson on 01925 240064 or email today.