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FreshChoice Oxford Community Fund Benefits Locals

Stewart Family 2

Oxford residents Peter and Kay Stewart had been unsuccessfully trying to access funding for a ‘Freewheel’ attachment for their son Ryder’s wheelchair. Access to parks, beaches and even gravel roads were extremely difficult for them and they were not able to do many family activities that are important to them, and to all families.

After exhausting other avenues they found out about the Freshchoice Community Fund and put an application in. Owners, Nicky and Mike Rutherford, were touched by the family’s story and were thrilled to be able to help the Stewart family through the Fund. Being able to purchase this attachment means that the Stewart’s are able to take their family to the beach, on walks and access areas and activities that have been out of the question for them. Andy Womersley helped with modifications to fit the attachment and they have not looked back since.

Peter and Kay say “ We would like to say a very big and heartfelt thank you to Mike and Nicky for their generosity in funding Ryder’s “Freewheel” attachment for his wheelchair. Their support went above and beyond our expectations and we felt an overwhelming sense of community spirit, one of the reasons we chose to live here in Oxford with Ryder and his brothers. We will now be able to not only go for local walks around Oxford more easily, but will also be able to enjoy taking our whole family to the beach- something we have missed!”

Stewart Family