Feedy Needy’s Wheelchair distribution 2016

2016-05-19 06:00
Top Talk Marketing director Kessie Nair (right) and Golden Steps principal Anesh Singh handing out a brand new wheelchair. Photo: SUPPLIED

Top Talk Marketing director Kessie Nair (right) and Golden Steps principal Anesh Singh handing out a brand new wheelchair. Photo: SUPPLIED

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LOCAL non-profit organisation, Feedy Needy welcomed a number of people to their headquarters at Brailsford Primary School in Phoenix recently, where the charity handed out a number of brand new wheelchairs to those in need on Saturday 23 April 2016.

The need for wheelchairs in our local area is staggering and the charity drive held last month sought to make the lives of disabled and elderly people just a little easier.

One of the main sponsors of the drive was Kessie Nair; director of Top Talk Marketing, who attended the handover of the wheelchairs. Nair was purportedly “in tears” as the wheelchairs were distributed to the various deserving recipients, who were mainly elderly individuals and young people with physical disabilities.

Anesh Singh, principal of the Golden Steps NPO for academically impaired pupils also attended the event in support of Feedy Needy’s collection campaign.

The organisation will continue to distribute wheelchairs, walkers and other pieces of equipment to supply more people with disabilities in the future.

Feedy Needy’s Prathna Simmadurai said the central ethos of the charity is the belief that nothing should hold an individual back from leading a normal life.

“Already suffering from the pain, isolation and indignity of a physical disability, many children endure further burdens such as being forced to live on the ground or wait to be carried around by loved ones in order for their most basic needs to be met,” said Simmadurai.

“Feedy Needy chose wheelchairs because the organisation recognises the value of mobility for those with physical challenges and we wanted to better equip them to handle the difficulties that life throws at them,” she added.

Simmadurai said that Feedy Needy wishes to also provide the “transforming gift of mobility” to children with disabilities.

“Children learn to appreciate their own abilities as they get older and we want to embrace the challenge of enabling many children to realise their full potential while raising funds to provide wheelchairs to hundreds of children who would otherwise remain immobile.”

“Our vision is to provide mobility to those in need, transform the lives of children with disabilities, to open doors for them to access education and employment opportunities and to give back the dignity and hope so many disabled people have lost through their disabilities,” said Simmadurai.

She also thanked, on behalf of Feedy Needy, all sponsors and volunteers who made the day possible.

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