Wheel­chair do­na­tions hit 40,000

Wanneroo Times - - News -

THE lives of 40,000 young peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties and liv­ing in poverty have been changed thanks to a vol­un­teer-run or­gan­i­sa­tion in Wangara.

Wheel­chairs for Kids, which has been in op­er­a­tion for 20 years, re­cently donated its 40,000th chair to a needy child in Nepal.

Work­shop co-or­di­na­tor Bob Sheri­dan said the achieve­ment was a mile­stone for the mean­ing­ful work the vol­un­teers did.

He said Wheel­chairs for Kids ex­isted solely to pro­vide wheel­chairs for un­der­priv­i­leged and vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren in coun­tries that were un­der-re­sourced.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey

Bep­pie De Kuyer adds soft toys and a blan­ket to the box con­tain­ing the 40,000th wheel­chair. www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d480153

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