There are so many generous people who we help with MND, along with their families who want to donate equipment to us that’s no longer needed. We’re always inspired by your kindness and consider every single offer seriously. Some items we’re able to bring straight into our equipment library if they’re within our range and of a serviceable quality. Others take a bit more time to consider and to work out what might be possible. This is because they may be specialised items, or we need to be able to find on-going maintenance for them. We also need to know that there’s someone out there who needs it as our storage facilities are limited and we have to prioritise the most frequently needed items.
Since the introduction of the NDIS there’s been a growing amount of equipment that’s no longer required after a very short time of use. It’s why we’re looking to set up a second-hand equipment store where quality, near-new specialised equipment donated to us can be resold to others at a discounted rate. It means that people with MND and other rapidly progressive neurological conditions can get access to this equipment and ensures that the money raised from the sale of these items can go towards our amazing services, particularly FlexEquip and our MND Advisor Program. Given that less than 15% of our funding comes from Government sources it will make a real difference to our ability to keep providing the services our community desperately need.
Please be patient
Of course, we need a bit of time to work things out—especially given the current situation we all find ourselves in and we ask you to be patient. As soon as we have the shop up and running you’ll be the first to know, so keep a look out on Facebook, via email and in our newsletters.