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Community equipment service provider Medequip has announced that it is now an official partner to the Huddersfield Giants Community Trust (HGCT) as part of its drive to actively seek out opportunities to engage with, and support, the communities where it operates.

Medequip says that commitment to corporate social responsibility initiatives is one of the provider’s key objectives.

Now, the Medequip team will use its expertise and access to equipment to ensure HCGT’s facilities are inclusive and user-friendly, as well as provide community engagement sessions that aim to help older people become more independent through the use of mobility aids and gadgets. This is a particular area of expertise for Medequip through Medequip Connect, the company’s technology-enabled care (TEC) arm.

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Recently, Medequip Connect announced the appointment of Stephen McKee as Head of Business Development to help the company as it continues to expand in the fast-developing TEC sector.

HGCT is a non-profit organisation responsible for all community sports and educational activities on behalf of Huddersfield Giants Rugby League. It strives to inspire people of all ages and abilities in four key areas: sport, education, health and social inclusion.

The trust successfully engages with over 200,000 people every year through sports coaching within local schools, grassroots clubs and the wider community. At the home base, known as The Zone, the trust has its own post-16 education facilities as well as delivering the NCS programme to hundreds of young people in the area every year. The focus is on building a stronger community where everyone belongs.

As part of the new partnership, Medequip will work alongside HGCT in a number of ways to support this aspiration.

Plans include giving Medequip staff time out to volunteer to support the trust as well as providing funding and sponsorship for smaller community projects under the umbrella of HGCT.

“Community Partnerships encompass all Medequip’s values,” stated Mark Rance, Operations Manager at Medequip. “When Martin Eastwood, one of our technicians, approached us to support HGCT we were more than happy to explore the opportunity further. The HGCT team is passionate about the work they carry out, and we look forward to supporting the Trust to inspire and create opportunities for the people of Kirklees.”

Lisa Darwin, CEO of Huddersfield Giants Community Trust, commented: “After initially meeting Steve Smith the General Manager on Zoom, I was invited to meet Mark and Alex, we instantly connected!

“We all have the same passion supporting community-led provisions. The team at Brighouse are a very committed, passionate and a well-connected group. We have some very exciting projects coming up and the team at Medequip are very keen to be involved.

“A special mention must go to Martin Eastwood at the Huddersfield Giants Supporters Association for his connection that led to this exciting partnership. Everyone at the Trust is looking forward to working together.”

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