Rotary raise thousands for sport charity

Wendover Rotary presentation to Wheelpower - Linda Downey, Peter Larkham, Jane Larkham, Elaine Gibson, front: Martin McElhatton.
Wendover Rotary presentation to Wheelpower - Linda Downey, Peter Larkham, Jane Larkham, Elaine Gibson, front: Martin McElhatton.

The Rotary Club of Wendover and District has raised more than £4,000 for WheelPower, the Stoke Mandeville-based wheelchair sport charity.

Rotarians at the club held a series of fundraising events to reach the total including the Let the Chilterns Sing Concert in November and The Big Quiz in April.

President Linda Downey said: “Wendover Rotary is delighted to support WheelPower as a local charity which benefits disabled people. We fully support the concept that disability should be no barrier to fully participate in sport.”

The money raised for WheelPower will fund vital opportunities for disabled people to take part in wheelchair sport at Stoke Mandeville Stadium and around the country.

Martin McElhatton, WheelPower’s chief executive said: “WheelPower are delighted to have the support of the Rotary Club of Wendover.

“The money raised will help fund our Spinal Advisors programme which directly helps people in hospital recovering from spinal cord injury, providing them with advice, information and opportunities to take part in exercise during those crucial early stages after injury.”

WheelPower are a national partner of Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland, with clubs all around the country fundraising, volunteering, and supporting the charity.