Elcho Island Aircraft Wheelchair Lift Launch
The MJD Foundation, partnered with Marthakal Homelands, launched the new Aircraft Wheelchair Lift at Galiwin'ku Airport, Elcho Island, in late February 2012.

The Community Launch, with over 100 community members in attendance, was a celebration and recognition of the generous donors and contributors to the project. It was also a reminder of how devastating the impact Machado Joseph Disease (MJD) will be on the community in the next five to ten years when the MJD Foundation expects increases in wheelchair use by Elcho Island residents.

The lift has only been made possible with the generous donation from the Arnhem Land Progress Corporation (ALPA), who runs the local community store at Galiwin'ku, and the following philanthropic organisations - Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, Marian and E.H. Flack Trust, Mercy Foundation, Ross Divett Foundation and the Darwin International Airport Corporate Giving Fund.

FIND OUT MORE: visit www.mjd.org.au
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