A wheelie good idea
3:31pm Friday 28th March 2014 in News
Clynfyw Care Farm, Abercych is appealing for help to build on the success of its Wheelie Good Idea.
The organisation’s first container full of six tonnes of refurbished mobility aids left last week and is currently on board the Amoliani, north of Algeria, expected to arrive in Durban on April 12.
Jim Bowen of Clynfyw said: “Good news indeed, and so we are concentrating on the next one.
“With the aim of keeping this a truly community based project, we have turned to Crowdfunder to help us fund it.
“We need £5,000 to buy and ship our next container. Over £100,000 worth of equipment went into the last one, so it’s a great return and each piece of kit really can change a life.”
This project will only be funded if at least £5,000 is pledged by 3.57pm on May 22.
The Wheelie Good Idea project collects donated and salvaged wheelchairs, mobility aids, bicycles, tools and computers. They are refurbished and sent in shipping containers to the farm's Durban based partners where they are processed and distributed to community groups throughout eastern South Africa and southern Mozambique.
The containers themselves are converted into schools, crèches, community hubs or medical centres.
Clynfyw's "Technical Wheelchair Salvage Specialists" are all participants in the care farm's community scheme, which empowers vulnerable people and provides a focus.
For more information about the Wheelie Good Idea project visit www.clynfyw.co.uk, to help fund the project visit http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/Wheelie-Good-Idea