MP to Navigate CBD in Wheelchair

25/09/2013

State Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich MP, is preparing to be strapped into a wheelchair and escorted around Brisbane's CBD to raise funds and awareness for the Spinal Injuries Association.

On Friday 8th November Mr Holswich will be chaperoned through Brisbane's CBD by a member of the Spinal Injuries Association as he gains valuable insight into some of the challenges faced by people who have a physical disability.

"I am pleased to be able to participate with the Spinal Injuries Association in their annual ‘Take My Seat' Challenge," Mr Holswich said.

"I imagine I will be both physically and mentally challenged as I navigate the CBD in a manner that is an everyday reality for many in our community."

Mr Holswich is seeking to raise funds for the Spinal Injuries Association through this challenge. Donations can be made at www.everydayhero.com.au/seathholswichmp or by downloading the donation form from www.seathholswich.com

The Spinal Injuries Association is Queensland's peak body for people with a spinal cord injury, and for people with the late effects of polio. They are all about rebuilding lives and promoting independence and provide a range of high quality services in homes, at the workplace or in the community.

"As someone committed to regularly spending a day in the life of different sections of our community, this is a challenge I simply couldn't refuse."

Mr Holswich has previously spent time with various sections of the community, including teaching a primary school class, on call with a koala rescue organisation and on a Saturday night shift with Pine Rivers Police as part of his "day in the life" commitment.