EATING a meal with friends around the table is probably something many take for granted.
However, imagine being in a wheelchair and this becomes more difficult.
Recently, Gralee School got in touch with the Leeton Men’s Shed to see if they could construct a table which would allow their students in wheelchairs enjoy this simple moment.
Shed members agreed instantly and began designing and building two large tables to specification.
To buy tables like this would have cost them quite a lot of money.Leeton Men's Shed chairman Ron Hutton
What resulted was a project which satisfied not just the needs of the students, but gave the men a sense of self pride as well.
Leeton Men’s Shed chairman Ron Hutton was pleased with the final product.
“We delivered the tables to the school on May 2 … that was quite an effort in itself as they were quite heavy,” he joked.
“The school wanted a table and chair set that allowed for students in wheelchairs to easily have access, as well as be at the same height as those sitting on the chairs.
“To buy tables like this would have cost them quite a lot of money.”
The construction of the sets didn’t take long at all, with the members happy to see them now being used by the students. The school has thanked them for their hard work and efforts.