In­clu­sion Group’s fundraiser

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

Mem­bers of an ad­di­tional sup­port needs ser­vice who were left dev­as­tated af­ter their ve­hi­cles were set on fire at the week­end are to hold a Christmas fundraiser in De­cem­ber.

The craft fair will be in aid of the Dundee-based In­clu­sion Group, which was left reel­ing af­ter its wheel­chair-adapted car and minibus were torched in broad day­light last Satur­day while they were parked in its car park off Mead­ow­side.

Both ve­hi­cles were spe­cially adapted to pro­vide ac­cess for ser­vice users with mo­bil­ity is­sues and their de­struc­tion has left the group fac­ing an un­cer­tain fu­ture.

Co­ralee Burr is a board mem­ber, whose son Joel uses the ser­vice.

She said the reper­cus­sions from the fire could have grave con­se­quences for the ac­tiv­i­ties which Joel and oth­ers de­pend on.

“We use the car and bus not just for vis­its to the hos­pi­tal, but trips, ex­cur­sions, hol­i­days and group meet­ings,” she said.

“Some of the wheel­chairs be­long­ing to ser­vice users won’t fit in the minibus and vice versa, which is why both ve­hi­cles were so im­por­tant.

“The whole ex­pe­ri­ence has also been very un­set­tling for our autis­tic mem­bers too.”

She said mem­bers of the group feared the at­tack had been de­lib­er­ate but could not think of any rea­son why they had been tar­geted.

The fair will run on Satur­day De­cem­ber 9 in the In­clu­sion Group’s of­fice on Mead­ow­side.

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