Community grant to provide customised bikes for children with disabilities
Posted on 25 Jul. 2014
A disability service in Port Macquarie that provides affordable, custom-built bikes for disabled children has received funding worth $8,500 in the latest round of grants from Slater and Gordon’s Community Fund.
Slater and Gordon's general manager across personal injury Stuart Barnett said TAD Disability Services was a deserving recipient and would use the funding to build 10 modified bikes for children who could not walk independently.
“We’re thrilled to be assisting such a worthy cause that is giving disabled children the chance to participate in a recreational activity that they never dreamed was possible,” Mr Barnett said.
“The organisation has skilled volunteers who build the customised equipment and then provides it at a low cost to those people who need it to live more independently.
“TAD Disability Services is doing great work and making a real difference to the lives of people who have a disability.”
Mr Barnett said the successful recipient was one of three NSW organisations that received a Community Fund grant to support an initiative that would either promote healthy living for young people, assist people with disease or disability, or address inequality and disadvantage.
Donations from Slater and Gordon’s Staff Giving Program are combined with funds from the law firm and channelled into the Slater and Gordon Community Fund.
This is a fund managed by the Australian Communities Foundation.