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Fundraising in 1985 helped Robert Bunting acquire a new electric wheelchair
Fundraising in 1985 helped Robert Bunting acquire a new electric wheelchair

Fundraising efforts by family, friends and a number of firms came to fruition with the presentation of a new electric wheelchair for 19-year-old Robert Bunting, of Sir Lewis Street, Lynn, in March 1985.

Robert, who had muscular atrophy, had previously used a wheelchair supplied through social services, but that was only suitable for use at home and not outside where he was keen to go. It took about six months of bingos, raffles, sponsored swims and runs, plus a number of donations, to raise more than £1,500 to buy the new wheelchair and the spares to go with it.

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