PEOPLE with disabilities were thrilled to receive a new transport vehicle after 10 months of fundraising.
The Friends of Bedford House bought a red Nissan people carrier with wheelchair access, costing £16,035, after just under a year of collecting money.
Council-run Bedford House in James Bedford Close, Pinner, offers day services for people with learning disabilities.
The vice-chairman and secretary of the friends organisation, Jane Smith said: “We are so pleased to have this addition to Bedford House. The residents love it – they were thrilled to receive it.”
The Wheels Appeal received donations from local charities and £10,000 from a Buckinghamshire-based disability aid charity, The Roger and Jean Jefcoate Trust.
Pinner charity Frustrated Communication also supported the appeal, alongside Harrow Apollo Choir – which organised a concert – and Pinner Rotary Club, which donated £1,000.
The Mayor of Harrow, Councillor Nizam Ismail unveiled the new vehicle, joined by Pinner ward councillor Stephen Wright and the council’s portfolio holder for adult social care, Councillor Margaret Davine.
Mrs Smith said: “Everyone had a fantastic time and we are just so grateful for all the donations we received. It’s great that we made so much money in such a small amount of time.”