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Bus for disabled back on the road
A CHARITY would like to say a heartfelt thank you to the generous residents who funded the repair of a broken piece of equipment.
As reported in the Journal last month, Stow Disability Association faced a bill of more than £1,000 to mend a wheelchair lift on its two-year-old adapted minibus.
The VW Crafter minibus is a vital transport link for elderly and disabled people taking them to clubs, groups and hospital appointments across the Cotswolds from its base in Moreton.
The equipment was damaged at some point after the minibus was towed away following a gearbox failure.
Because liability for the damage had not been determined, the charity was in a state of limbo and unable to fund the repairs.
But within four days of the charity’s plea for funds, £1,300 was raised and the minibus is back up and running.
George Hill, chairman of the association, said: “We want to thank all those who made donations that enabled us to repair the wheelchair lift on our minibus.
“To say we were touched by the donations and messages of good will is an understatement.
Most of the donations were from members of the public, who we want to say a big thank you too.
“We also want to thank the Prince of Wales Masons, Stow, for raising such a super amount and the RAC for their donation – all of which is greatly appreciated.”
MSM lift engineers, of Malvern Link, carried out the repairs and were able to source the parts needed and repair the lift in just one day.
The surplus money will be used for the upkeep of the lift, which needs servicing every three months.
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