AN OSWESTRY-based charity that specialises in helping wheelchair-users has received a donation from Oswestry Borderland Rotary Club.

The donation of £400 will be used to support the work of Ethos – a charity which provides adapted short-term accommodation and support to people in wheelchairs.

Ethos, the only charity of its kind in the UK, runs three properties in Oswestry accommodating up to 10 wheelchair users at any one time and also helps clients find a permanent future home to suit their needs.

The money will be used by Ethos as part of an ongoing programme of refurbishment to the bedrooms and communal areas at its adapted bungalows.

Chris Bryan-Smith from Borderland Rotary said his organisation decided to make to donation after being impressed with the charity's work.

"We heard about the work of the Oswestry-based Ethos at one of our meetings and were impressed with the work that it does supporting people at a very difficult time in their lives," said Chris.

"We are delighted to be able to support such a worthwhile charity."

Ethos chief executive, Fae Dromgool, said that each client at the Ethos bungalows had their own bedroom, private access and shared communal facilities.

The charity was also committed to helping clients find a permanent future home to suit their needs.

She said: "We are very grateful to the Oswestry Borderland Rotary Club for the donation.

"There is a constant need to update and modernise our accommodation and facilities and the £400 grant will help us fund that programme.

"Our bungalows are in strict lockdown at the moment as part of our COVID-19 precautions but we look forward to showing rotary club members how their generous donation will be spent as soon as we are able."