The Oswestry Borderland Rotary Club has handed over a £400 donation to a unique Shropshire charity helping people with life-changing physical disabilities to lead independent lives.

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

The charity, the only one 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: “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. 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.

“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,” she said.

For more information about the Ethos Group and its work, please telephone 01691 404359, email or visit


Pictured: Lift off: Chris Bryan-Smith finds a novel way to deliver the cheque to Ethos during the lockdown restrictions.


Pictured: Safe landing: Fae Dromgool makes sure the donation has a safe landing at the Ethos office.