Record bid the wheel deal
They may not have broken a world record but wheelchairusers are still celebrating.
To mark the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Tuesday, both disabled and able-bodied people took to Halsey Wharf to try to beat the Guinness World Record for the longest line of moving wheelchairs.
Youth disability organisation The Cube and Attitude TV managed to get 113 people to take part, 80 shy of the current record. It was set by 193 participants in an event organised by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foun-
in Los Angeles dation 2010.
For central Auckland 18-year-old Grace Lee the day meant more than just breaking a record.
‘‘It will raise awareness to other people that even people with a disability can make a difference.’’
Raising awareness: Central Auckland resident Grace Lee hopes The Cube’s record attempt will raise awareness about people with disabilities.