A CLUB in Worcester has been helped in its search to locate equipment for its members.

It has been sourced by the Worcestershire Partnership for the Leg Club which is based at the Tolladine Centre in Tolladine. The specialist group supports, treats and organises social events for patients with severe leg related problems and ailments.

It contacted the Worcestershire Partnership to investigate how it could find funding for new equipment.

As a result, Peter Mackenzie-Shaw, funding manager for the partnership based at County Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester, used his contacts to secure two Zimmer frames from Age Concern and a wheelchair which is on long-term loan. The equipment is now in use at the Leg Club.

Mr Mackenzie-Shaw also managed to persuade the health and well-being department at Worcestershire County Council to provide the installation of a hearing loop at the Tolladine Centre.

Councillor Andy Roberts, chairman of the Leg Club, said: “It is wonderful that this new equipment has been tracked down for us. It really makes such a difference to the lives of the members and to the fantastic nurses who treat them.

“We rely on the kindness of donations, funding and volunteers, so we’d like to say a big thank you to the Worc-estershire Partnership and to Age Concern for their help.”

For more information, or to contact the Worcestershire Partnership team, call 01905 728738. For details about the Leg Club telephone Rosemary Clarke on 01905 724061.