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AO victims to receive wheelchairs from Australian group

AO victims to receive wheelchairs from Australian group

Monday, April 01, 2013, 10:05 GMT+7

The Western Australian Wheelchair for Kids charity organisation has said it will present 160 wheelchairs to children suffering from the effects of Agent Orange (AO) in Vietnam. The announcement was made during the recent visit by Vietnamese Consul General in Perth, Le Viet Duyen to the Rotary Club of Scarborough, Western Australia, which manages the Wheelchairs for Kids. Rotary Club CEO Gordon Hudson said the donation is one of the activities to celebrate the 40 th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties. The wheelchairs are scheduled to arrive in Vietnam this September and the transport fee will be covered by Danny Low, who has been involved with many charity programmes in Vietnam over the past 20 years. The Wheelchairs for Kids was established in 1998. It has provided around 22,000 wheelchairs for poor and disabled children in more than 60 countries around the world, including more than 5,000 for Vietnamese children.


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