More than just a gift

With its Christmas donation, the WILD Group is helping to ensure that wheelchair users at the “House of Generations” daycare centre for the disabled will soon be able to enjoy a swing adapted to their special needs.

Especially at Christmas, the WILD Group wants to fulfil a wish of the heart for those who especially deserve it. “For years now, our decision has been made in favour of the Völkermarkt day care centre for the disabled, with which we feel very connected. We simply feel that the money is in good hands here and that great projects are implemented with it year after year,” emphasised WILD Managing Directors Josef Hackl and Michael Wratschko, who handed over the donation cheque of 3,000 euros virtually this time together with Human Resources Manager Andrea Gritsch.

Sabrina Müller, Head of the Day Care Centre for the Disabled, which currently cares for 21 assistance recipients, was delighted. “There are several things on our wish list, the realisation of which is now a big step closer with the help of this donation. Specifically, we have been saving up for a special wheelchair swing for some time,” says Müller. Currently, four wheelchair users are cared for in the day centre. In January, two more will be added. “Most of them sit in wheelchairs specially adapted for them. With these, they can then go up on the swing. This would be an incredible enrichment for our clients, because the swing not only sensitises their sense of balance. It also changes muscle tone and enables new spatial experiences. People who are dependent on a wheelchair can also tolerate driving better with this kind of training, for example,” Müller lists a number of advantages. The swing system is to be installed in the outdoor motor park, which will be built from spring 2022. If everything goes well, the new swing will provide a lot of new momentum and fun in the day care centre from autumn 2022.