LotusFM, a radio station celebrating its 30th year broadcasting, will take the opportunity to give away 30 wheelchairs to physically disabled listeners. In addition the station hopes to create more awareness of the needs, difficulties and abilities of people living with physical disabilities.
“These new wheelchairs will give those in need a new lease on life,” said Alvin Pillay, a station manager.
This wheelchair project is designed to improve employment, independence, health and educational and economic opportunities for people living with physical disabilities. In many areas of South Africa access to wheelchairs and medical care is limited and often people with disabilities need to wait for donations and charity to gain access to wheelchairs.
Pillay went on to say, “Our mandate is to serve the community by resourcing and developing individuals who are less fortunate”.
The 30 wheelchairs donated by the station are available to those who fill out an application at the LotusFM offices or visit Lotusfm.co.za for more information.