February 2018 News
In January our first shipment of wheelchairs for 2018 was sent to Sierra Leone, marking the start of our 2018 production run.
On 18th January, our WFK Red Cross first aid certificate holders participated in a CPR refresher course held in our workshop facility. A necessary update on current day techniques
On Friday March 2nd we will have reached a new production milestone of 40,000 wheelchairs.
During April, container shipments were made to Malawi, Morocco, Kenya and Cambodia.
Fund raising continued in various organisations supporting our cause e.g. a Wheelathon was organised by Mosman Rotary Club in Sydney where some of the funds raised were distributed to us and a seafarers organisation based in the Middle East continued to donate funds to us (now having donated a total approximating $90000 over some years of activity !)
Our 40,000th unit was sent to Nepal and managed by a volunteer graduate occupational physiotherapist Nina Murray based in Kathmandu who is working with the NGO Karuna Foundation in Nepal. She followed through on its delivery and then assisted with the adjustment of the chair to suit the client.
After receipt of the wheelchair a followup delivery was made resulted in a container being despatched on May 29th.
On May 29th we were visited at the workshop by Karl and Hannah representing the Bright Blue organisation who both spoke of our WFK work in Mongolia and their similar activities which ‘dovetailed’ with ours.