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22nd June 2022, 18:22

​Red cross receives new consignment of motility equipment

The Red Cross Gibraltar has received a new consignment of equipment for people with motility issues. These range from wheelchairs, to commodes, zimmer frames and shopping strollers, and are available for long term loan, free of charge.

The Red Cross Gibraltar Branch currently around 400 wheelchairs on loan in the community as well as other bits of equipment for people with motility issues.

The Red Cross also fund-raises for specific international humanitarian crises, such as natural disasters and relief funds for the victims of war. The Ukraine fund for example this year raised 80 thousand pounds from Gibraltar alone. But these funds are always kept separate to the Gibraltar appeal. The Red Cross's mission in Gibraltar is specifically to provide relief for people with motility problems.

And if you need any specific bit of equipment, the Red Cross will try and source it for you from their suppliers.

The charity has a re-use policy so no equipment ever goes to waste. Some of the returns are distributed to African countries such as Morocco and Senegal.

For more information, you can call the Red Cross on 200 74452 or visit redcross.org.gi