We have come to the end of another very successful year and workshop manufacturing has ceased and will be reopening in the new year.
Total wheelchair production for the year is 3608m, which brings our total (since opening in 1998) to 42,307.
Fund raising has continued over the last few months, with one of the key activities being the promotion of a raffle with its prize being a pedal car in the shape of a WW1 biplane.
This car was designed and built by one of our volunteers who donated it to WFK for fund raising purposes. It has been very well supported and is continuing into the New Year.
We have also been very actively promoting WFK in shopping centres, shows and fairs. This has resulted in generous donations being placed in our collection tins at these venues.
Another Sausage Sizzle was held at Bunnnings Malaga resulting in a sizable sum of money being raised for our cause. Manning of the stall is by a keen group of WFK volunteers.
Following a dedicated effort by volunteers Don Kidson and Liz Noordheok in processing an extensive Request for Grant procedure, we have been successful in receiving $51,470 from the Australian Government DFAT. This money is being used to enable us to manufacture and transport containers of wheelchairs to Dilli in East Timor.
Containers in recent months have also been exported to The Philipines,Malawi, Solomon Islands,Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Mae Sot in Thailand.
Our organisation continues to be generously suppported by the Rotary Club of Scarborough and most recently they have been instrumental in providing funds for the purchase and installation of 2 new large workshop air conditioners.