Greystanes Gala Dinner raises $38,000 for a modified vehicle

The local community, businesses and supporters from further afield raised more than $38,000 at the Greystanes Foundation Annual Gala Dinner at the Hydro Majestic Hotel on September 9.

The money will be spent on a much-needed modified vehicle for larger-scale wheelchairs for people who Greystanes supports

Greystanes Foundation president, Pauline Neall said: “We are thrilled that the community has supported us so strongly again this year.”

Greystanes Disability Services CEO, Robert Tinsey said “people with disability face many barriers but modified cars help us to reduce those barriers by providing transport to and from important appointments and, more importantly, opportunities to do things that the people we support find interesting and fun”.

“Modifying a standard car allows us to go to more places, park in tighter spots and even on streets with a slope. Having transport that works for people to get around our hilly villages really helps us to make our communities more inclusive of people with disability. With the cost of a modification being comparable to the cost of the vehicle itself, the backing of the community, including our supporters in local small and medium businesses, makes such a difference to the people that Greystanes supports.”