The Rotary Club of Narrabri will help get Brett Nolan on the road with a modified vehicle that will improve his mobility.
Book sales at Rotary’s pop-up store on Maitland Street will be put towards the club’s fundraising efforts.
The book shop will enter its final days of trade this week and sales from Thursday to Saturday will go towards the modified vehicle fundraiser.
Mr Nolan, who was injured after falling 12.5 metres through the roof of a hay shed at the start of the year, was grateful for the support of Rotary and the entire Narrabri community.
“Narrabri has been fantastic,” he said.
The modified vehicle, a Toyota Hilux ute, will have hand controls as well as a hoist on the back to lift Mr Nolan’s handbike.
A vehicle for Mr Nolan means he will be able to travel out-of-town easier for medical appointments and will ease pressure off his wife, Tanya, who has been by his side through the ordeal.
Following the accident, Mr Nolan spent several months recovering and going through rehabilitation in Sydney.
“That was long enough in Sydney for me,” he said.
Upon his return home, the community has continued to rally around him.
Rotary Club of Narrabri president Grahame Herbert said the club was happy to help get Mr Nolan on the road.
The club has received a $15,000 grant from business icon Dick Smith and is required to match the amount with a $15,000 co-contribution.
“We take it for granted being able to jump in a car and going wherever we need to go,” he said.
He encouraged people to visit the book store to help the club raise money for the much-needed project.
As the book store enters its final week, people will be able to grab a bargain at a bag sale.
This year’s book store has already raised almost $22,000, a record-breaking effort for the club.To order photos from this page click here