Wheelchairs Donated: 46,446

August/September 2019

During August, Mandurah Catholic College students organised a wheelathon to raise funds for WFK and collected the grand sum of $2300 !!

During August Therapists Linda and Louise travelled to East Timor and Lombok to train local volunteers in the procedure of assembling and fitting our wheelchairs to client children.

A local Electrical firm (Compuroom ) continues to support WFK and during August provided a complete workshop electrical safety and compliance inspection free of charge to our organisation.

Containers of wheelchairs were sent to Myanmar (166), Egypt (166), Lombok (166) (2 off), and Malawi.

Ascot printing provided new large display photography work for us to use at all promotional functions held in major subnurban shopping centres and similar activities.

During August John Jeffreys organised a very successful CBD tin collection which raised about $3000. Well done to all who volunteered to assist in this activity. This included 14 Aquinas College students.

A mid-September spot check summary of various fund–raisers came up with some amazing results:- since 2012 738 collection tins were received accumulating approximately $94000 Recycling since 2005 has returned $80000 “Lucky numbers” over a similar period has raised $32000 – entirely from morning tea volunteers.

On August 28th a group of Koondoola Mercy College senior students and teachers attended our workshop and at a gathering with Wednesday Volunteers presented us with a cheque for $4000! This cheque represented the total funds raised as a result of their annual WFK Quiz Night. Marvellous. This amount brought the total raised over several years through their quiz nights to $30000!

During August, Ollie visited Colby Catholic College in Rockingham who sponsored another fund-raiser for WFK. Their total donation to date now comes to an admirable sum of $18000.

On Tuesday Aug 20th, brother Ollie was presented at an official awards night with a Duke of Edinburgh award recognising his commitment over 44 years to the development of young Australians. He was a past recipient of the D of E Gold Service Medal.

In September, Simon and Don attended the African Mining Group conference in Perth CBD and presented a WFK promotional display to industry delegates.

A September fund-raiser and promotional stall was set up at Whitfords City Shopping Centre and raised an admirable $2600.

Our supply of parts from China for the manufacture of our wheelchairs experienced a considerable shipping delay and production was held up for 3 weeks as a result.

A new Defibrillator unit has been supplied by St Johns to our workshop as part of a State-wide distribution of 1000 units. It was mounted on the front wall of our workshop. They have been distributed generally in the WA community making them readily accessible to the general public for emergency life-saving purposes.

Our State Government and a local very generous WFK philanthropist have now donated $95000 to our cause assisting enormously to offset our workshop rent and on-going expenses.

Distribution of our wheelchairs is now extending to FN Queensland, the Pilbara and Kimberley regions. What a milestone in the promotion of our product!