Ron’s Generous Donation Improves Access for Others

Hobart City Mission has been the grateful recipient of a wheelchair accessible van, which was generously donated by Ron Marriott.  

Ron has used a wheelchair since he was two-and-a-half years old and decided to donate his wheelchair accessible van to Hobart City Mission after saving his money and purchasing a new van in December last year.

His donation was motivated through his family’s connection to Hobart City Mission; his youngest sister works at Hobart City Mission, and his father, aunty and uncle volunteer with us regularly. Ron is excited to help increase community access for others in Southern Tasmania.

The six-seater van which has an electric wheelchair ramp will be used in our Disability Services, as well as at the new Mountain View program. 

Currently Hobart City Mission’s Disability Services only has one wheelchair accessible van, making scheduling between participants difficult. Ron’s donated van has already helped residents at Mountain View access specialist off-site services and provided opportunities for residents to connect with one another and support staff in more relaxed informal environments.

CEO of Hobart City Mission, John Stubley, says it’s these sorts of out-of-the-box donations that change lives in the community.

“This is a very generous donation, and one which we are incredibly grateful for”, says Mr. Stubley.

“The residents at Mountain View and in our Disability Services will have increased access to their community thanks to Ron’s donation. We’d like to say a very big thank you to Ron, from us, and on behalf of all of those who will benefit from his donation”.

Photo above courtesy of Connor Munnings from CorComms

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