Rotarians’ appeal for wheelchairs

PUBLISHED: 15:06 14 December 2006 | UPDATED: 21:28 29 May 2010

From left: Rotarians Mike Miller, David Edwards, Ian Terry, Ken Marriott and president Dick Amott  - Pic: MIKE PERRY - LIPSON PHOTOGRAPHY

From left: Rotarians Mike Miller, David Edwards, Ian Terry, Ken Marriott and president Dick Amott - Pic: MIKE PERRY - LIPSON PHOTOGRAPHY

THIS year Dunmow Rotary Club s Christmas Appeal is for money to buy wheelchairs for disabled people in under-developed countries. Ian Terry, Rotary International Committee chairman, said: Working with other rotary clubs throughout the UK and Rotary Inter

THIS year Dunmow Rotary Club's Christmas Appeal is for money to buy wheelchairs for disabled people in under-developed countries.

Ian Terry, Rotary International Committee chairman, said: "Working with other rotary clubs throughout the UK and Rotary International, we have obtained a grant that means for less than £15, you can buy a wheelchair for someone in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda."

Mr Terry explained that the specially designed wheelchairs can help children attend school, elderly people rejoin society, instead of being unable to get out of bed, and working age adults to find a job and above all, enable the physically disabled to live with dignity.

"Just think for a moment of those children and adults in developing countries who are virtually unable to move because of physical handicaps," he added.

"If all of the Rotary Clubs can get 10 container loads, the grant available would reduce the price of each wheelchair to a stunningly low price of £14.29."

Anyone wanting to donate to the appeal should send donations to: The Treasurer at Dunmow Rotary Club, Town View, Rosemary Lane,

Dunmow CM6 1DW.

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