Se­bas­tian rides for wheel­chairs

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

SCOTCH Col­lege stu­dent Se­bas­tian Evans was hop­ing to raise $2000 for the Wheel­chairs for Kids char­ity – but he’s now at al­most $4000.

As part of his Year 10 per­sonal pro­ject, Se­bas­tian rode 100km from Mos­man Park to Wan­gara on May 22.

Se­bas­tian said he wanted to sup­port the char­ity and his grand­dad, who is the vol­un­teer chief ex­ec­u­tive. “I am very proud of my grand­dad and to be sup­port­ing such a wor­thy cause,” he said.

“The wheel­chairs are given to im­pov­er­ished chil­dren in de­vel­op­ing coun­tries who oth­er­wise may not have the op­por­tu­nity for mo­bil­ity.

“Re­ceiv­ing a wheel­chair means they are able to par­tic­i­pate in their com­mu­nity and go to school – sim­ple things we take for granted that they would not have been able to do with­out a wheel­chair.”

Se­bas­tian said his new goal was to raise enough money to en­able the char­ity to build 30 rough-ter­rain wheel­chairs.

He said each wheel­chair cost $150 to make.

To do­nate, visit https://give.ev­ery­day­hero.com/ au/se­bas­tian-7.

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