Inclusion Group’s fundraiser
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.