Breakfast meeting 28th March
Wednesday 28th March 2018PUBLISHED: Sunday 10th December 2017
Join us for breakfast at one of our meetings. Choose between a "full English", continental or healthy option and listen to one of our educational and inspiring speakers. Our meetings start at 7.30am and end at 8.30am.
This week our speaker is David Constantine from Motivation. https://www.motivation.org.uk
In 1989, Royal College of Art design students, David Constantine and Simon Gue, entered a competition to design a wheelchair suitable for use in developing countries. Robust enough to cope with rough terrain and made from local and affordable materials, their prototype won.
The pair used the prize money to travel to Bangladesh where, along with their friend Richard Frost, they built their wheelchair for a disability organisation in Dhaka. Seeing how an appropriate wheelchair could transform lives so quickly, they needed little convincing when they were asked to help increase production. In 1991, the team set up Motivation, raised funds and started their first wheelchair workshop – still running to this day.