70th anniversary De Zonnebloem

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Nationale Vereniging De Zonnebloem sounds the gong for 70 years anniversary

On the 17th of Janurary 2019 ‘Nationale Vereniging de Zonnebloem’ turns 70 years old. The NGO enriches the life of people with a physical disability. Caroll Sastro, who uses a wheelchair for everyday life, opens the stock exchange to celebrate this anniversary.

Nationale Vereniging de Zonnebloem
38,000 volunteers are active in every neighborhood, village and city in the Netherlands. They visit people at home. Most people with a physical disability cannot leave their homes as much as they want. Due to lack of personal help and/or because of medical care they need. That is why 1,100 local Zonnebloem branches organise activities, such as day trips and holidays. Annually over 112,000 people participate in those activities.

The NGO improves the accessibility of the most visited leisure locations in the Netherlands. Therefore 750 wheelchair users act as mystery guests and test theme parks, cinemas, zoo’s, theaters, football stadiums, and so on. Also, de Zonnebloem has a fleet of 50 wheelchair rental cars, across the Netherlands.

For more information: zonnebloem.nl

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