Harwich wheelchair loan service get's a boost
Pictured L-R: Betty Holbrook (Vice Chair, H&D Fellowship for the Sick), Anne Jones (Fellowship) Debbie Hill (Manager, Harwich Connexions) and Sheena Parsons (Secretary, H&D Fellowship for the Sick) in wheelchair – Photo Copyright © Maria Fowler 2019
A CHARITY has given three new wheelchairs to a special loan service to help ill residents in recovery. Harwich and District Fellowship for the Sick has bought three wheelchairs for the popular community wheelchair loan service. Run by Harwich Connexions, it provides short-term loans for a refundable deposit, for those with mobility issues as a result of illness or accident. Sheena Parsons, secretary of the fellowship, said: “We are pleased to fund this service to help people who could otherwise be housebound. Wheelchair loan is ideal for people with a temporary need for a few weeks or while awaiting delivery or repair of their own wheelchair.” Harwich Connexions chairman Richard Colley said: “The new wheelchairs are a welcome upgrade to this busy service. Wheelchairs are available for short-term loan, the only charge made being a deposit refundable on the return of the wheelchair in the same condition as when hired.” The Fellowship for the Sick is hosting its public annual general meeting on Wednesday, May 15 at the 1912 Centre, Cow Lane, Harwich from 7.30pm with guest speaker Nick Hulme, CEO of Ipswich and Colchester Hospitals. To inquire, call 01255 552010.