Sandringham LC helped to buy Jude’s wheelchair

Sandringham LC held an afternoon for Jude Tregaskis and his family to enable them to meet the people who helped to buy Jude’s wheelchair. Those attending represented Sandringham LC, Beaumaris Rotary, Bayside Scouts and also included Murray Thompson MP, our state member. Apologies from other donors – Lindsay Champion ALF, Brighton, Moorabbin & Mordialloc-Mentone LCs. All these groups contributed to the purchase of Jude’s new wheelchair which was a great team effort.

Jude’s mum Georgie told us that like most 10 year olds, Jude loves to wrestle, party at the pool, hang out with mates, learn at school, read like a champion, play tag and idolise his older brother. When Jude’s wheelchair became unsafe & too small, Lions, Rotary, Scouts & ALF understood Jude’s needs and assisted with the funding of his new wheelchair $9,200 (full cost $14,225). This ensured Jude could continue to do the things all other 10 year olds do. When arriving at Bentleigh West Primary School Jude received many comments on his new wheels with his friend Connor saying “Love the upgrade Jude”.

The wheelchair is fully customised to meet his needs and dependent on growth should last approximately three or so years. Jude’s wheels can take him from a farm, onto the beach plus even the skate-bowl, wherever 10 year olds want to go to.

Jude was born perfectly healthy & growing beautifully. In his first year, a viral illness affected all his physical abilities. To enable Jude’s participation in all aspects of life requires highly customised equipment such as a wheelchair, walker & communication systems. These supports enable his independence & with them he truly flourishes.

Jude with school friends – Jude & his mates Connor & Pip at Bentleigh West Primary School

Group – top left, Bob Standaloft from Sandy LC, Chris D’Arcy Beaumaris Rotary, Cam Tregaskis, Georgie Osborne(mum), John Osborne (dad), Ron Smith Sandy LC, Ian Sandell Scouts,
Bottom left, Abby(Jude’s carer), Jude, Lee Murray & Bev McLennan Sandringham LC and Murray Thompson MP.



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