Charity wheelchair donation from Bartrams for Rachel, who has cerebal palsy

Rachel Mulongesha in her new wheelchair, surrounded by her friends and family, including her father

Rachel Mulongesha in her new wheelchair, surrounded by her friends and family, including her father Webby Mulongesha. - Credit: Archant

A seven-year-old girl who was born with cerebral palsy has been donated a new wheelchair by Ely-based mobility healthcare company Bartrams.

Rachel Mulongesha in her new wheelchair, surrounded by her friends and family, including her father

Rachel Mulongesha in her new wheelchair, surrounded by her friends and family, including her father Webby Mulongesha. - Credit: Archant

Rachel Mulongesha, who lives in Chingola, Zambia, has for the past five years been carried around on the back of her father, Webby Mulongesha. This has been the only way she could get around.

Webby works for the organisation Street Children Projects, a charity that aids children who need care.

“A representative from the charity contacted Bartrams directly as they were looking for support in fundraising towards a new wheelchair for Rachel, which would offer her improved mobility; especially whilst her father was at work,” said a spokesman for Bartrams.

“On hearing Rachel’s story we were naturally keen to help out and I’m extremely happy to announce that the donation of an ‘Easy Life R’ wheelchair was arranged on her behalf.”


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