The grant, from the Slater and Gordon Lawyers’ community fund, will help the initiative that provides loan wheelchair hoist vehicles to WA families and pays for the ongoing costs of licensing, insurance, service and maintenance ” the only expense to the family is fuel.
Joondalup personal injury lawyer Jacinta O’Connor said the program was chosen from more than 150 grant applications. ‘Wheels of Hope, the only program of its kind in Australia, has a significant impact on the lives of Western Australian families living with a disability,’ she said.
‘This innovative community group buys and reconditions second-hand vehicles, getting them ready to loan to families in need.’
Wheels for Hope foundation manager Jodie Sparks said the funding would help two WA families to have mobility.