To Lower Dunsforth to help PhysioNet, a charity which supplies physiotherapy and mobilty equipment to disabled children in developing countries. They take equipment that is being discarded, mainly by the NHS and councils, and have it refurbished before packing it into a container for dispatch.
I was part of the team assembled to do the packing of the equipment into the container. This was a real case of many hands making light work, and it was just as well that there were many hands as we were loading a large container so there was a lot of lifting.
The equipment that was being sent was in excellent condition. The kit had been refurbished, with the work being done by prison inmates. This is great work for them, and equipment which would have gone to scrap or into landfill is given a second life helping those in developing countries.
I enjoyed helping, and joining the team and helping. PhysioNet have developed a great idea into a project which helps thousands of others.