Wheel­chair avail­able

Eastern Reporter - - News -

THE Mor­ley Lions Club is aim­ing to pro­vide peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties eas­ier ac­cess to func­tions and com­mu­nity events with the help of a do­nated elec­tronic wheel­chair.

Out and About Health­care has do­nated an elec­tronic wheel­chair worth about $6000 to the club.

It is its first do­na­tion in WA af­ter 11 years of sup­port given to char­i­ties across Aus­tralia.

Pres­i­dent Les Tru­man said this was the first time the 20-mem­ber club of­fered an elec­tronic wheel­chair to peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties.

The club had con­tacted the City of Bayswater and med­i­cal cen­tres for sup­port.

“What we in­tend to do is more of a short-term loan rather than some­one hav­ing it for a cou­ple of years, such as some­one who is ter­mi­nal or only need it for three months,” he said.

“This is more just for com­mu­nity.”

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