Cubs’ can col­lec­tion helps dis­abled kids

The Advocate (Perth) - - NEWS - Com­mu­ni­tynews .com.au

A GROUP of chil­dren from the 1st Herne Hill Cub Scouts is mak­ing a dif­fer­ence to the en­vi­ron­ment and the lives of those less for­tu­nate by fund­ing a pro­gram, which do­nates wheel­chairs to dis­ad­van­taged coun­tries.

The cubs, who are aged be­tween 8 and 11 years old, have spent the past year col­lect­ing alu­minium cans and do­nat­ing them to Wheel­chairs for Kids, who sell the cans to be re­cy­cled and use the prof­its to make wheel­chairs.

The wheel­chairs are then built and shipped to chil­dren in need in de­vel­op­ing coun­tries across the world.

As­sis­tant cub lead Joanna Lud­low said the cub scouts had col­lected more than five wool bales and had raised enough to make one-and-a-half wheel­chairs, which cost $250 each to make.

Any­one in­ter­ested in help­ing can con­tact Gane Doyle on 0405 266 861.

Cub scouts with their col­lec­tion of cans, which will be sold for re­cy­cling and the money used to build wheel­chairs.

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