Woking & Sam Beare Hospices are delighted to announce that with a generous donation of over £5,000 from Woking Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, we are able to equip the physiotherapy gym at the new hospice with specialised MotoMed equipment.
“As a specialist palliative care provider, many of our patients have complex needs that are life-limiting and often very debilitating. MOTOMED is a motor driven, software controlled movement therapy system incorporating a leg cycle or arm/upper body exerciser for patients. Its sophisticated software is designed to improve flexibility, strengthen muscles and counteract the consequences of the lack of movement. Having this equipment will give us additional resource for our patients with conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s or other degenerative disorders.” commented Rebecca Lewis, Woking & Sam Beare Hospices’ Physiotherapist Team Leader.
Woking Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, located in Hook Heath, Woking, selected the Hospices as its 2017 Charity of the Year, exceeding an ambitious target of £5,000 sufficiently to purchase a new MotoMed machine.
Andrew Kirby Club President led the initiative with Samantha McPherson and Head Coach Matt Trevail, all playing a major part in gaining great support from Club Members in the fundraising effort, They visited the hospice to see first-hand how the money raised was now being used in the hospice gymnasium.
“It is really wonderful to see the tangible benefits of this initiative already delivering great benefits to patients, with the purchase of the MotoMed machine ”commented Andrew Kirby.
“On behalf of everyone at the Hospices and on behalf of all the patients that will benefit from this specialist equipment, I would like to take the opportunity to thank all the Club’s Members for their support. The MotoMed equipment is already being used daily by our patients.” commented Tim Stokes Vice-Chairman of Woking & Sam Beare Hospices.
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