It began with a phone call from Noreen Whitaker who had found our contact details on the Clubs Web site.
She had a friend on the Coast with a 7-year-old severely brain damaged as a result of Bacterial Meningitis striking the child when he was just 18 months old.
One of the main joys for the lad was being on a swing. A three-seater swing had been donated to the family some months ago but with his Dad working interstate for long periods the swing was still in pieces.
Could our Rotary Club help? 10 am next day three volunteers arrived at the boy’s home, tools in hand. By lunchtime, the young boy was on the swing giving our camera a big smile.
Because of the young boy’s condition, he cannot be left alone, or he will damage anything or anyone around
obviously including himself. The relief on his Mum’s face was amazing to see.
One of the Rotary volunteers David Waterhouse is also on the board of Camp Breakaway and did indicate that their services could be of assistance to this family who are doing their very best to deal with these very difficult circumstances.
Families like this need friends like Noreen, Rotary, Camp Breakaway and their next-door neighbour who was also clearly providing much valued help.