A community hit by the devastating floods of winter 2015 has received a welcome boost after the free donation of over £1000 of postural support equipment.
Jiraffe, the sales and distribution division of Jenx Ltd and distributors of innovative postural support equipment in the UK, has donated two Rifton Blue Wave Toilet Systems worth over £1000 to the Community Equipment Store at Cumbria Country Council. From there, the equipment will be made available to an appropriate user from the local community as and when required.
Jiraffe made the donation after being contacted by Rachel Doherty, Westmorland General Hospital Community Children’s Occupational Therapist, who highlighted the impact the floods had on existing equipment. She said: “When the worst of the flooding hit around Christmas time last year the whole area was devastated and, try as we might, we just could not save the existing equipment made available for the community.
“Once the floods subsided we immediately set about trying to get our hands on replacements and this is when we had the idea of calling Jiraffe. We were over the moon when they agreed to provide new equipment that will make such a difference to the local community and for this we cannot thank them enough.”
Joe McGovern, Jiraffe Product Advisor, said: “After hearing about the impact that the terrible floods had on the area and the existing equipment stock we were delighted to be able to offer brand new replacement postural support systems. Everyone at Jiraffe is proud to be able to support the local Cumbrian community with this donation.”
Want to visit Jiraffe and see what they do? Visit them at Kidz to Adultz South on stand 308, on 9th June at the Rivermead Leisure Complex in Reading, the exhibition is one of the largest, free UK exhibitions dedicated to children & young adults with disabilities and additional needs, their families and the professionals who support them.
If you’re a bit further up north why not visit Jiraffe at Kidz to Adultz Wales, 7th July in Cardiff at the National Indoor Athletics Centre, on stand F1!