Caring for our Family
Care for the Family invited Through the Roof to exhibit at their conference in Northern Ireland and so Tim Wood travelled there to support and encourage TTR’s small team of volunteers in the Province, to raise awareness of the charity.
[Picture - John Brown presents materials at the Care for the Family conference]
Committed volunteers, Carol, John and new recruit Mary, along with Tim were able to speak to many interested delegates about the charity’s work and it is hoped the day will result in an increased number of speaking engagements as well as potential new volunteers to assist the current team-members. Conversations included John’s experiences in church, an Occupational Therapist’s interest in a Wheels trip as well as the need for practical assistance taking children’s wheelchairs to their storage container.
Tim benefited from the excellent Irish hospitality and a visit to the recently refurbished Orangefield church in Belfast, where they are committed to addressing the needs of disabled people as an integral part of all their activities. In the near future we will feature the activities of churches like Orangefield on our website pages to encourage other churches on their journey of inclusion.
Tim learned that the team travel widely to churches to speak about the work and encourage the inclusion of disabled people. They are also adept at collecting children’s wheelchairs for the charity’s Wheels for the World programme and have a designated storage container based in Hillsborough. It is hoped that new volunteers can assist with the work and a briefing day would be planned to support any new recruits.
If you have a spare hour or two and could get involved, please contact Northern Ireland Co-ordinator, Carol – 028 9094 7910