THREE All Saints’ College staffers gave up the use of their legs for 24 hours last week as part of a wheelchair challenge to raise awareness of the every day difficulties faced by people with disabilities.
Principal Belinda Provis, junior school dean Penelope Crane and student wellbeing dean Steve Davies all volunteered for the task, which doubles as a fundraiser for Wheelchair Sports WA.
The initiative, organised by the College’s head of service learning Tim Russell, allows participants to experience living with a disability and the issue of accessibility.
“Having members of our leadership team working from a wheelchair serves as a reminder that having a disability does not need to stop people from making the most of their abilities, or making a significant contribution to society,” Mr Russell said.
Wheelchair Sports WA’s mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of West Australians living with a physical disability by providing social, recreational and sporting opportunities.
“We understand this charity receives little funding from the government, so I thank all community members for helping to make a difference for Wheelchair Sports WA and the children and adults it supports,” Ms Provis, said.
Community members can donate here.