Community support means Christopher gets a new wheelchair

Following the well supported fundraising walk in Dungiven recently, Christopher Keeley, and parents Tiney and Noel were presented with a vehicle, and wheelchair from Sinn Fein MLA Cathal O'hOisin, businessman Francie McNicholl and Sinn Fein ouncillor Sean McGlinchey. With the huge amount of support they received from the locals they were able to also present a cheque for �2,000 to the Glenshane Care group represented here by Mandy Kelly, Jacqueline Higgins and Darren Mullan. Tiney says the wheelchair will improve life for Christopher, who has Down's syndrome and suffers from epilepsy, whilst the vehice will make it a lot easier for the family to transport him. INLV4914-519KDR
Following the well supported fundraising walk in Dungiven recently, Christopher Keeley, and parents Tiney and Noel were presented with a vehicle, and wheelchair from Sinn Fein MLA Cathal O'hOisin, businessman Francie McNicholl and Sinn Fein ouncillor Sean McGlinchey. With the huge amount of support they received from the locals they were able to also present a cheque for �2,000 to the Glenshane Care group represented here by Mandy Kelly, Jacqueline Higgins and Darren Mullan. Tiney says the wheelchair will improve life for Christopher, who has Down's syndrome and suffers from epilepsy, whilst the vehice will make it a lot easier for the family to transport him. INLV4914-519KDR

A severely disabled Dungiven man has received a new electric wheelchair thanks to community support raising more than £9,000.

Tiney Keeley says she has tried to get her 32-year-old son - who has Down’s syndrome and epilepsy - a new electric wheelchair, but without success.

After a successful fundraising walk a week ago, and several anonymous donations, organisers were able to buy Christopher a new wheelchair. Organisers were also able to buy Christopher’s parents, Tiney and Noel, a new vehicle adapted especially for the family to help transport their son.

Tiney said she was “overwhelmed” by the community support, and the new wheelchair would make a “big difference” to Christopher’s life.

With the huge amount of support they received from the community, organisers of the walk were also able to present a cheque for £2,000 to local group, Glenshane Care.