Scrap metal could help to provide prosthetic limbs

Corby Rotary Club President Peter Brotherton who, together with past president Ian Day, reviews some of the club's collection of scrap metal
Corby Rotary Club President Peter Brotherton who, together with past president Ian Day, reviews some of the club's collection of scrap metal

The Paralympics have provided inspiration for this year’s charity fundraising by the Rotary Club of Corby Phoenix.

New president Peter Brotherton said that this year, emphasis will be put on the club’s MetalsXchange project that provides prosthetic limbs to those who have lost one or both legs.

MetalsXchange is the collection of scrap copper, brass, aluminium, lead and stainless steel that, when converted to cash at a local scrap yard, is sent to a worldwide project named Jaipur Limb. The money is used to produce artificial legs for as little as £25.

Peter said: “We are seeing courageous men and women who, because of prosthetic technology coupled with dedication and strength, can compete in an international sporting event. Jaipur Limb’s work means those in third world countries who receive limbs funded by our activities can walk, run, work and simply lead normal lives.”

Anyone with scrap metal should email metalsxchange@gmail.com or call Mel Jarvis on 07790 003653 and a member will collect it.