Clayton Hall with his grandparents Cherry and John Hall and the wheelchair lift donated by The Variety Club and Aussie Kids.
Clayton Hall with his grandparents Cherry and John Hall and the wheelchair lift donated by The Variety Club and Aussie Kids. MAX FLEET

Variety gives Clayton Hall $6100

LITTLE Clayton Hall and his caring grandparents know the value of generosity.

As a 10-year-old with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Clayton’s loving grandparents provided him with his first power wheelchair earlier this year.

To complete the package, Variety Queensland and other charity organisations have dug deep to contribute $6100 towards the installation of a wheelchair lift for their family vehicle.

Grandparent Cherry Hall said the generosity really hit home when Clayton pointed out a change she had never realised about their regular shopping trips.

“Clayton said ‘Grandma, you can hold my hand now’,” Mrs Hall said.

“That melted me. I’ve always had my arms full before when we’ve gone shopping.”

Mrs Hall said the family applied to help from Variety in January, and had the lift installed in June.

Variety Queensland do charity work like this across the State, and had their first Variety Friday appeal last week.

Celebrities including Barry Crocker, Layne Beachley, James Blundell and Leo Sayer got together to promote the special cause, with activities happening all over Queensland from 6am to 6pm.

“I have seen the great work of Variety and you can not imagine what an impact your gift will make for these special children in need, whatever the size…it all adds up,” Mr Crocker said.

How to help

To donate and help local kids in need:

Telephone Variety Queensland at the Quantive.com.au call centre on 1300 4 VARIETY (1300 4 8274383).

Go online at www.varietyqld.org.au.



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