Wheelchairs Donated: 39,062

July 2017 Newsletter

  • A new dishwasher has been donated to WFK for our workshop kitchen. Donated by The Good Guys electrical store, installation by tradespeople has also been donated.
  • A busload of Saint Lukes College students (Karratha) recently visited our workshop and on completion volunteered a generous donation to our cause.
  • The Premier of Western Australia also visited and spent time inspecting our operation. On behalf of the State Government he provided a generous donation to assist with our annual rental of the workshop.
  • St Bernards School of Kojanup participated in a “Gold Coin Day” for WFK and raised sufficient funds for 17 wheelchairs.
  • A very successful Quiz night was held during July which raised $3000. Our thanks go to Marie and her band of helperswho made this a well organised, enjoyable evening
  • WFK purchased two new shipping containers to supplement our storage capacity. These have been delivered and put into service. A grant has been made by the City of Wanneroo to enable a mural to be painted by a local artist on our large storage container.
  • A container of 250 wheelchairs has been assembled and sent to the Philippines.
  • A container of 3000 new side wheels has arrived and have been transferred into storage.
  • A container of 340 wheelchairs will be despatched next week to Bali and Sumba.
  • A very generous donation was received from a Financial Advisers group conference in Perth which will provide funds to cover the manufacture of 500 wheelchairs.
  • A similar generous donation was received from Cunderdin Rotary club.
  • A WFK executive member, Mr Bob Izett, has returned from a fact-finding mission to Uganda where our wheelchairs are regularly delivered. He received a very warm reception from the local people. Some photos from that trip are attached.