Stevo is going out on a limb! He is going to cycle 5K for the first time ever on a real bicycle to raise vital funds for the Irish Wheelchair Association. Stevo suffered a spinal injury in 2005 which left him using a wheelchair and crutches for life. Irish Wheelchair Association delivers vital services to people with physical disabilities who due to their disability, are extremely vulnerable to COVID-19. Irish Wheelchair Association employees are among the many heroic frontline healthcare staff who are courageously committed to reaching the most vulnerable during this very difficult time. Their assisted living workers are visiting people's homes, helping them to live independently and to carry out vital everyday tasks such as personal care, cooking and household chores. Their community outreach team is providing social support for people who may be alone or isolated during social distancing measures. They are delivering care packages to those, who need it most, setting up Skype accounts to connect people with their families, hosting virtual tea parties and online dance classes and taking the time to make sure people feel less alone. Their small acts of kindness like daily phonecalls, friendly visits and even singing songs from across the street, make all the difference to their service users who are very isolated during COVID-19 Each year Irish Wheelchair Association needs to raise €2million over and above our HSE funding to keep vital services running. However, due to the COVID-19 crisis, they have been forced to postpone their nationwide fundraising activities and close their charity shops. They need your help to support over 4,000 people with physical disabilities every week during this challenging and stressful time. Please donate what you can.
Organizer and beneficiary
Irish Wheelchair Association