In May 2023, the IW Club of Palmerston North donated two wheelchairs to Parkinson's Manawatu and it came to our notice that people with Parkinson's do not have access to a wheelchair for appointments etc if they need a wheelchair. A lot of members cannot afford a wheelchair of their own.
Our club decided to buy a new wheelchair which cost $799 and we had another wheelchair donated to us from Sue Carpenter which was Sue's mother who had passed away. Sue was pleased the wheelchair was going to a good cause.
- Julie Watson (Club President)
An article was published in the Manawatu Guardian about this donation - you can read it here.
Steve Parsons and Julie Watson (Club President) donating the wheelchairs to Parkinson's Manawatu