Mr Matus will be accompanied by a member of the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) as he carries out daily tasks like using an ATM, ordering a coffee, catching a bus and navigating the streets in a wheelchair. He will also have to push himself 500m in a wheelchair without any stops.
"I decided to do this to get some insight in to the challenges faced by people living with physical disabilities and to raise money for this worthy cause." says Peter.
"I have supported many clients in difficult times who face these challenges, and I want to highlight some of the accessibility issues they face on a daily basis."
The Take My Seat challenge will be launched on the Gold Coast in November after being held in Brisbane and Townsville previously. SIA Chief Executive Officer Bruce Milligan said the fundraiser was launched in 2011 to highlight accessibility issues while giving community and industry leaders an insight into the challenges people in wheelchairs face daily.
Funds raised will be used to support and empower Queenslanders with these issues so that they can live as independently as possible. Written by Peter Matus
Written by Shine Lawyers on November 4, 2013. Last modified: September 26, 2018.