While speaking at The World Internet Summit in London, England, UK Marketer Andrew Reynolds was moved by a leaflet he happened on by chance, which one of the attendees of the event had dropped.
“What would YOU think if on your next trip to the Shopping Mall you saw a child or adult dragging themselves from shop to shop ON THE FLOOR!
“You would be outraged and demand that the management make provision for them by providing a wheelchair service. Yet we leave 130 million people to do just that, with the difference that they do not crawl through our sanitized, clean Shopping Malls, but through the dirt and mud of the streets in the towns in which they live, unable to shop anyway, because they are too poor and a burden on their overstretched and equally poor families.
“The remedy is already with us in the form of a Wheelchair specially designed by an MIT trained engineer from the USA.
“It is in production NOW…”
Geoff Bone, a double amputee himself, having lost both of his legs in 1972 when he fell under a train at Watford Station, knows how much a wheelchair means when you cannot walk and decided to set up the Geoff Bone Wheelchair Appeal to provide low cost wheelchairs to disabled people throughout the world.
His leaflet which was stumbled on during the Summit – spurred speaker Andrew Reynolds on, to raise funds for over 150 wheelchairs, ‘LIVE’ at the event.
In a ‘LIVE’ demonstration of the techniques being taught to attendees – Reynolds showed how in less than 72 hours, funds could be pulled in using just a laptop computer on stage and an internet connection.
More information on The Geoff Bone Wheelchair Appeal.