A charity providing wheelchairs to people in need has been given further funding to buy more equipment to help with its work.
The Wheelchair Loan Service, based at Clacton Hospital, has been operational for ten years after been set up by two volunteers.
According to a report from the Clacton and Frinton Gazette, the charity has now been awarded a grant of £1,670 from the Essex Community Foundation.
It means it can now buy ten new wheelchairs.
Alan Bayliss, chairman of the Wheelchair Loan Service, told the local newspaper: “We are delighted and grateful to the Diana Tinson Fund and the Essex Community Foundation for awarding us with a grant to increase our stock of wheelchairs.”
Adding: “The number of people needing our wheelchairs has increased over the past 12 months. This is welcome news and will ensure we will not have to turn anyone away.”
The same report goes on to detail how the charity has provided more than 4,000 wheelchairs to people who need them over the past ten years.