Weʼve raised £345 to support children and adults with disabilities in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico have access to specialist equipment, rehabilitation and education.
- Worcester, United Kingdom
- Funded on Wednesday, 26th July 2017
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Therapies Unite works with children and adults with physical and or mental disabilities in Mexico. Limited resources, services and equipment for people with disabilities as well as a lack of knowledge in regards to treatment and management results in poor physical and mental health outcomes, limits life expectancy and has a negative impact on quality of life.
It is estimated there are 9.17 million people living with a disability in Mexico, 7.5% of the population. Sadly, only 15% of people with a disability are receiving secondary education, 47.2% are employed and 45% and live in poverty. Moreover, awareness of disability rights is low among both people with and without disabilities.
Therapies Unite has worked in Mexico for the past six years and runs six programs including a hydrotherapy program, postural management clinic, a volunteer program, specialist training/courses and community disabled sports group. All focus on improving the physical and/or mental health and general well-being of individuals with disabilities. Therapies Unite works with family members, health care professionals and carers working within the field of disabilities to educate, empower and improve existing local services. We also focus on the wider communities, promoting and celebrating the achievements of individuals with disabilities, providing opportunities for work and recreational activities and improving integration into society. Therapies Unite strives to achieve positive changes that are long lasting and sustainable by the local community.
We need to raise £3000 so we can continue to develop our projects and be able to register with the charity commission. Currently Therapies Unite is run by a very small team with limited resources and time. We want this to change so we can have even more of an impact. within the disabled community. All money raised goes directly to our projects
To see more examples of our work on our youtube channel or facebook page search Therapies Unite.
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- 2 years ago
Laura Brown2 years ago
Thank you so much for your donations. We will update you very soon about how this money is going to be used to support people with disabilities in Mexico. We can only continue through your donations so thank you again for enabling us to carry on with all of our projects.
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Jul 17, 2017
Keep up the excellent work! Celia Unett
Jul 13, 2017
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Jun 29, 2017
Good luck with your fund raising Laura
Jun 29, 2017
Well done for all your hard work Laura and your team and Happy Birthday
Jun 29, 2017
A donation for a very good cause, keep up the hard work.
Jun 29, 2017
Happy birthday Pup! So proud of all you have achieved so far, keep up the fantastic work. Lots of love, Charlie, Richie & Rose xxx
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Worcester, United Kingdom
I am a qualified physiotherapist and founder of Therapies Unite. I have such a passion for the work that I do and feel so privileged to be able to meet, be inspired by and help so many wonderful adults and children with disabilities in Mexico.