Maroochy RSL has kindly donated $11,000 towards having a vehicle modified to carry an electric wheelchair so Marayke can continue her work with the charity she founded to empower athletes with disabilities Sporting Dreams: The Marayke Jonkers Sporting Dreams fund. The motto is changing lives through sport for athletes with disabilities.
RSL Queensland has been a long term supporter of Sporting Dreams, Sponsoring athlete grants at our award ceremonies for many years. Marayke has also enjoyed speaking at the RSL’s Youth development program several times to the nation’s next generation of great young minds.
“I greatly appreciate the warm support of my local RSL to continue my charity work”, she said.
“Vehicle modifications have become necessary as I now need to use a 100kg motorised wheelchair after sustaining an overuse injury in my arms, and can no longer just throw it into my old car Sylvia like my former lightweight 8kg wheelchair, This money will help with the lift, securing the wheelchair to the floor to meet safety standards, modifying seatbelts and other safety requirements to be a passenger in my electric wheelchair.
My ultimate goal is to eventually drive independently which will require more fundraising.”
Tax deductible donations can be made at http//www.marayke.com