Cubs’ can collection helps disabled kids
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.