Derbyshire manufacturer of medical lighting Daray Ltd, has donated new high-quality equipment to the surgical headquarters of one of the country’s most prominent animal charities, the Wildlife Aid Foundation.
Dedicated to the rescue, care and rehabilitation of sick, injured and orphaned wild animals, the Wildlife Aid Foundation – which is also the basis for the television programme Wildlife SOS – treats over 20,000 animals each year at its hospital in Leatherhead, Surrey. Having been a long-term patron of the charity, Daray Ltd donated two SL180 minor procedure LED lights and a Vision 600 medical microscope to replace the charity’s existing ageing equipment.
Phillip Wright, Daray Ltd’s managing director, comments: “The Wildlife Aid Foundation does such a brilliant job in caring for the country’s wild animals, many of which would not have been able to survive on their own without the charity’s help. No matter the size of the animal, it is important that any surgery uses the best, most efficient medical lighting possible. By donating some of our products to the Wildlife Aid Foundation it is our hope that it will help the team there to continue to provide its excellent work.”
Simon Cowell, the Wildlife Aid Foundation’s founder and presenter of the Discovery Channel’s Wildlife SOS, adds: “It’s such a breath of fresh air to find a company that really does care. Like all charities in this economic climate, the Wildlife Aid Foundation is struggling with ever decreasing donations and membership. However Phillip, with his incredible passion for wildlife, has supported us in our medical equipment requirements for some years now.”
Simon continues: “The Daray team visited our headquarters in June and showed great interest in our work – it was obvious that they cared about us and our wildlife. Our huge and grateful thanks must go to Daray for its wonderful support of the Wildlife Aid Foundation – its compassion and generosity restores our faith in the corporate world.”
Daray’s SL180 LED minor procedure light has been installed in the charity’s surgical treatment room. It is ideally suited for providing light for small operations thanks to its excellent range of movement, reduced heat emission from the use of a 15W LED module and BioProtect® antimicrobial coating to reduce the risk of cross-infection.
Daray has also donated a Vision 600 medical microscope for the Wildlife Aid Foundation’s treatment room. It incorporates a 10x wide visual field optic lens which offers high-resolution imaging and enables observers wearing glasses to easily view samples. The microscope also uses a 5.0 megapixel camera with video playback for extra precision; an 8.0 inch TFT LCD screen; and an adjustable 3W LED light-source.
Daray designs and manufactures products at its factory in Swadlincote, Derbyshire, which is strictly regulated by ISO 13485 and ISO 9001 quality standards.
The Wildlife Aid Foundation was founded by Simon Cowell in 1980, with the television programme Wildlife SOS first airing in 1996. The charity currently works with 300 volunteers and it is the only ’24/7′ wildlife rescue and rehabilitation charity in the Surrey and South West London area. For more information, please visit www.wildlifeaid.org.uk.