Kelmscott: patients help knit blankets for Wheelchair for Kids


Kelvale Medical Group staff Jackie Lewis, Kerrie Anderson, Heather Earl, Liz Quinnell , Matilda Wagenaar, Sylvia Williams and Gemma Schoof.
Kelvale Medical Group staff Jackie Lewis, Kerrie Anderson, Heather Earl, Liz Quinnell , Matilda Wagenaar, Sylvia Williams and Gemma Schoof.

PATIENTS at Kelvale Medical Group have put their time in the waiting room to good use by knitting blankets for the charity Wheelchair for Kids.

For two years, patients at the Kelmscott clinic have steadily knitted and crocheted while waiting to see a GP, creating squares and whole blankets to give to the charity.

When the program began, the surgery would find itself with bags of handmade blankets to donate.

Wheelchair for Kids has been running since 1998 and has sent about 35,000 wheelchairs to children with disabilities and poor access to health care, in about 80 locations worldwide.

Volunteers at the charity’s Wangara factory build the chairs at a cost of $200 each.

Current production is about 3000 chairs a month but Wheelchairs for Kids wants to up that to 5000.

Kelvale will show their continued support with a car boot sale fundraiser on March 18.

Anyone can purchase a car bay to sell their wares, with all money raised going to charity.

To participate or for more information call Heather at Kelvale Medical Group on 08 9495 1230.