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.