Tuesday, October 17, 2017
ED---Rotary-Club-Donation

A ‘wheel’ generous donation

David Lee November 19, 2015
RAISING SPIRITS… From left, Rotary Club of Numurkah past President, Mark McNamara, Rotary Club of Shepparton Club Service Coordinator, Greg Barr, Community Accessability Area Manager, Mike Collins and Rotary Club of Shepparton President, Geoff Withers with the new wheelchair vehicle, which was purchased using $11,000 raised by rotary clubs in Cobram, Numurkah, Tatura, Mooroopna and Shepparton. Photo: Alicia Niglia.

RAISING SPIRITS… From left, Rotary Club of Numurkah past President, Mark McNamara, Rotary Club of Shepparton Club Service Coordinator, Greg Barr, Community Accessability Area Manager, Mike Collins and Rotary Club of Shepparton President, Geoff Withers with the new wheelchair vehicle, which was purchased using $11,000 raised by rotary clubs in Cobram, Numurkah, Tatura, Mooroopna and Shepparton. Photo: Alicia Niglia.

A GENEROUS donation of $11,000 made by the combined efforts of rotary clubs in Cobram, Numurkah, Tatura, Mooroopna and Shepparton have helped Community Accessability to secure a new wheelchair vehicle, allowing them to continue providing the much needed service to their 2,600 active clients.
Community Accessability Area Manager, Mike Collins said, “We are very grateful to the combined rotary clubs of the area for this generous donation of $11,000 to support the provision of a wheelchair accessible vehicle.
“While we receive HACC funding from the Department of Health and Human Services, this funding is used for the coordination of volunteers and not used for running costs or replacement of vehicles. For these expenses, we rely on client contribution and organisations such as rotary, local government and other community groups.
“Wheelchair vehicles are the most expensive to buy, however they service the needs of some of our most vulnerable people in the local government areas of Greater Shepparton, Moira and Strathbogie.
“This donation from rotary makes it possible to continue that important service.”
Rotary Club of Shepparton President, Geoff Withers said, “This donation is just a classic example of what rotary clubs can really do when we pull our resources together to help the community.”