In September 2011 we pledged that with every property sold we would donate a wheelchair to children incapacitated (often through war & strife) in under developed countries. Recently awarded Paul Harris Fellowships from Rotary, for their continued support, Lee, Andrew & Eloise are proud to support the Rotary Initiative which ensures mobility & independence for children maimed in warzones & other conflict areas or who suffer debilitating physical handicaps.
Raising a child with a disability presents a significant burden for a carer, usually the mother. The endemic poverty is compounded because the carer is also housebound & possibly unable to earn income. In many cases a child intellectually capable of attending mainstream school is denied the opportunity because of the absence of a wheelchair. The gift of a wheelchair gives twice. It not only presents the child with freedom & mobility but also frees the carer to work & contribute to the family’s income.