Request for donation of wheelchairs and walkers

2015-10-22 06:00


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The Uitenhage Lions Club is being inundated with requests for wheelchairs and walkers from the local communities of Uitenhage and Despatch.

High age profiles have contributed to an increase in people suffering from strokes, heart attacks, diabetes and amputations.

Additional contributing factors include many living on government grants, retrenchments that fuel increased unemployment.

“To date we have communicated with various providers with little or no success,” said Lion Denis Murphy from the Uitenhage Lions Club.

The Uitenhage Lions Club is therefore appealing to the community for donations of both unused wheelchairs and walkers, even if damaged, as they are prepared to have the appliances repaired at their cost for the benefit of the community.

The Uitenage Lions Club donates appliances to those in need at no cost, but the appliance remains the property of the Club.

“This means that the appliance can be recycled within the community to those in need,” said Murphy.

)Therefore the Lions appeal to the community and local businesses to please support the project and contact Lion Robbie Effting on 072 217 4798.

It will be arranged for the appliance/s to be collected

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