Sylvia is pictured receiving the Ferrules and cuddly Lion toys from Denise Hughes of Medequip, at their offices in Stafford.

Medequip, a company who supply the NHS and individual customers with specialized occupational therapy and mobility aids, have lent their support to Eccleshall resident Sylvia Keris, who is going to Sierra Leone as a volunteer on a development aid project with the Charity ‘Mission Direct’.

Sylvia, who is a member of the Rotary club of Eccleshall Mercia, and also volunteers at Walton Hall Academy and in the A&E department of Stafford County Hospital, will be working in Sierra Leone with Ebola orphans.  And the team will also be helping organizations that support adults and children with various disabilities; including those who have Polio, Cerebral Palsy and amputees – many of whom use different mobility aids.  The charity Mission Direct asked the team members if any could bring along items such as Ferrules, which need replacing on mobility equipment over the course of time.

Medequip very kindly offered to donate supplies of mixed sized ferrules, suitable for using on walking sticks, crutches and walking frames, for Sylvia to take to Sierra Leone – along with balloons and some of their mascot Medequip Lion toys.   Retail and Promotions Manager, Alex Roberts, said he was touched by the work the charity did with disabled people in Sierra Leone, so the company was very pleased to support Sylvia with mobility aid items.  And Sylvia was delighted to receive the items from the company and thanked them for their support.