Club sends wheelchairs to poor countries

PUBLISHED: 13:33 11 January 2007 | UPDATED: 21:30 29 May 2010

ROTARY Club of Dunmow raised more than £3000 for the International Third World Wheelchair Appeal, it announced this week. The money was raised through donations following its appeal in the Dunmow Broadcast and helping Santa during his pre-Christmas visit

ROTARY Club of Dunmow raised more than £3000 for the International Third World Wheelchair Appeal, it announced this week.

The money was raised through donations following its appeal in the Dunmow Broadcast and helping Santa during his pre-Christmas visit through the streets of Takeley, Barnston, Felsted, Watch House Green and Bannister Green.

The amount means that more than 200 wheelchairs can be given to people in need in some of the poorest countries in the world.

In addition to this amount, local and national charities will benefit from more than £1500 that was collected in the run up to Christmas at the Tesco supermarket in Dunmow.

David Edwards, press liaison officer of the Dunmow Rotary Club said: "It is a grand figure to be very proud of.

"Thank you all so much to those of you who contributed so kindly, with a thank you to the staff at Tesco for giving their permission to collect at their store."

The next Dunmow Rotary Club event is a Jazz concert at the Dunmow Day Centre on January 27, and the Rotary 'Youth Speaks' competition between Helena Romanes School and Felsted School at Foakes Hall, on January 31.

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