Ross Care steps in to supply wheelchair parts for African orphanage


Wheelchair services provider and mobility retail group Ross Care has responded to a request from a member of Rochdale Council who needed equipment to aid her charity work at an orphanage in Malawi, Africa.

The company has supplied replacement wheelchair parts to Kerstin Obermann who will use them to support children at the Tiyamike Mulungu Centre in the south of the country.

The equipment Ross Care provided is on its way to Malawi this month and the company said it is “incredibly pleased to be able to help support” the charity.

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The orphanage houses over 100 children, providing a home as well as an education. It has an onsite primary school with access to village and staff children too.

The children’s age can vary between a few days old up to 18 years of age and the centre is funded solely by donations from all over the world.

Kerstin Obermann is a specialist teacher for Rochdale Additional Needs Service (RANS) at Rochdale Council.

She said: ”In 2012 I met the directors of the children’s home and stayed in touch ever since. Following regular/yearly visits I took teams to Malawi to support the school.

“Following this, I and another four teachers started a UK charity. My personal passion is to especially help the children with special educational needs, for example seating equipment, educational resources, walking frames, wheelchairs and apparatus.”

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