• Cafe’s fundraiser brings Rhiannon’s Wheels closer

    Date: 2019.08.21 | Category: 南京夜网 | Tags:

    Cafe 89 staff have helped raised $910 to the fundraising total for Riannon’s Wheels. Pictured are Marie Taylor and Jo Gates from Cafe 89.
    Nanjing Night Net

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    Riannon Taylor is one step closer to having a wheelchair accessible vehicle of her own after the generous help of staff from Cafe 89.

    For the past two weeks, Cafe 89 has been selling tickets for their Father’s Day raffle, and as of Friday afternoon had raised $910 – all of which will be donated to Riannon’s Wheels.

    Riannon’s Wheels aims to raise enough money to purchase a handicapped van with a wheelchair lift for local women Riannon Taylor. Riannon has been in a wheelchair since 2011 when complications with her diabetes placed her in hospital in a coma.

    At the moment, Mrs Taylor is using a maxi taxi or community transport to help get Riannon around and said having access to a van of their own would mean Riannon wouldn’t have to miss anymore of her doctor’s appointments and they could see family and friends on a more regular basis.

    Riannon’s mother Marie Taylor said it was extremely nice to know that local businesses are interested in helping raise money for the cause.

    “It’s really nice actually, and they raised quite a bit of money as well,” she said.

    “Its a bit more money to help us buy the van,” Mrs Taylor said. “There’s other events raising money around town which is really nice.”

    Cafe 89’s Jo Gates said the raffle had been running for two weeks and a large percentage of their customers had brought a number of tickets wanting to help Riannon gain back some of her independence.

    “Our target was $500 so we managed to just smash it. We’ll have to come out with something else for the next fundraiser,” she said.

    10 lucky people won free coffee on Father’s Day and two lucky people had their names drawn out for $100 Father’s Day breakfast gift vouchers.

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