UK embassy takes part in handover ceremony of 96 pairs of ‘Smartcrutch’ before Christmas
Celebrating the Christmas spirit of giving, British ambassador to Lebanon Chris Rampling, took part in the handover ceremony of 96 new mobility aid ‘Smartcrutch’ to Arc-en-ciel and Lebanese Physically Handicapped Union (LPHU) beneficiaries.
The UK made Smartcrutch is a new generation of mobility aid that offers advanced flexibility and comfort for those suffering from a variety of physical conditions that require the use of crutches.
Working with people with disabilities across Lebanon, the two NGOs will distribute the Smartcrutch to the most disadvantaged disabled Lebanese and Syrian individuals, including young children.
A group of motivated Lebanese and British came together to raise money for the disabled to buy the UK made Smartcrutches which have never been used before in Lebanon.
After the ceremony Ambassador Rampling said: ‘I am pleased that the British Embassy has been able to support this great initiative of the ‘Smart move’ project, which aims to offer people with disabilities better mobility and independence in movement.
The work of NGOs such as Arc-en-Ciel and the Lebanese Physically Handicapped Union (LPHU) make the world a better and kinder place � giving people a renewed sense of autonomy and a sense of achievement.
The fundraiser hosted by the Embassy raised funds that secured 96 pairs of Smartcrutch, all with spare parts (replacement feet). And Smartcrutch donated 10 further pairs of Junior crutches.
This was a wonderful project, and I pay tribute to Philippa Neave and Solange Turk who made it happen.’
Source: National News Agencyhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/uk-embassy-takes-part-in-handover-ceremony-of-96-pairs-of-smartcrutch-before-christmas/General