Wheelchair Project

Rotary Club member Llanfairfechan and Penmaenmaur David Basers worked in Kazakhstan from BESO and attended one of the meetings of the Rotary Club of Almaty.

Back in Wales, he asked for help from his fellow Rotarians in finding wheelchairs and other means of transportation for the disabled. This was necessary for a large number of children and people who were affected by the testing of nuclear weapons at the test site in Semipalatinsk.

After David returned to the UK, he told one of the journalists that we, as a club, would also contribute to the implementation of this project, and an article appeared in the local newspaper. As a result, the British Club collected 100 wheelchairs and other propulsion systems. More strollers were in excellent condition, and those that needed restoration were repaired by professionals.
Strollers came from different sources - from private clinics, from individual benefactors, as well as from medical institutions (some strollers were written off in the UK simply because of outdated design). In this difficult work, we have received great support and sponsorship for transportation, insurance, packaging, as well as transportation from wheelchairs from the UK to Kazakhstan from BP Exploration, British Gas International, General Domestic Appliances (Hotpoint), Bryn Hedd Nursing Home and Llandudno Smokeries.