For the previous 3 years, Dartmouth Rotary has been involved in arranging collections of wheelchairs/medical supplies and other disability equipment on behalf of PhysioNet. This equipment has made it to many third-world countries, and PhysioNet was recently awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.
PhysioNet was founded by a Rotary Club in Yorkshire, and sends shipments of wheelchairs, paediatric equipment, and various medical supplies to poorer countries with no health service, and little resources of their own. More info on their website here: http://www.physionet.org.uk
Many Rotarians (and others) have been involved, and I last canvassed for support in 2016.
With the change in membership in our club, it’s only right that we check what the club wants to do henceforth. Broadly, is the club happy to continue supporting PhysioNet? Please indicate your views, as it’s time to review appetite in the club – given the number of new members etc.
Other Rotary Clubs are involved in helping PhysioNet – and Dartmouth has been an exemplar in our area. It appears to be very compatible with our international efforts, and we have been able to offer more than just a monetary donation. It is a unique opportunity in this respect.
The work involved involves some “light-medium” lifting, and potentially driving a van. Most equipment is lightweight, and we help each other with anything more. It is more suited to members of reasonable health, and I’m seeking to build a new list of potential helpers to call on (who will be under no obligation).
Questions are as below:
Thank You very much