The Governor meeting volunteers of Wheelchair for Kids
The Governor meeting the hard working volunteers of Wheelchair for Kids

Wheelchairs for Kids receives a visit from the Governor

The Governor visited the Wheelchairs For Kids (WFK) workshop which is made up of a group of retired volunteer members of the Perth metropolitan community in WA. Totally volunteer based, this organisation has no paid staff. It is financed entirely from funds donated by members of the community, many different philanthropic individuals, businesses, clubs, schools, and government bodies.

Jon Bilson, Rotary Governor, Brother Olly Pickett, Factory Manager, Jim Joseph, Chair and Gordon Hudson, CEO showed the Governor around the factory and highlighted how desperately needed wheelchairs are around the world for millions of severely disabled children throughout under-resourced countries of the world.

The Governor speaking to the staff at Wheelchair for Kids
The Governor speaking to the selfless volunteer staff at Wheelchairs for Kids

Approximately 340 wheelchairs are produced every month (approximately 3550 per year) and they are then subsequently distributed worldwide to children in need.

The Governor heard how these locally designed wheelchairs are designed specifically to conform with World Health Organisation guidelines. They are built specially for rough terrain, adjustable for the child’s size, with postural supports, head rest, harness, a waterproof cushion.

The Governor speaking with some of the volunteers from Wheelchair for Kids
Speaking with some of the volunteers from Wheelchairs for Kids

Wheelchairs for Kids mission is to manufacture and distribute wheelchairs to children across the globe, assisting them with the means to raise them off the ground from where they are presently confined, and gain a new level of freedom and mobility.

Donations can be made through Wheelchairs for Kids website: www.wheelchairsforkids.org/donate/

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