RICHARD Hall didn't hesitate when asked if his business would like to be involved in the Newcastle Hunters' basketball charity night.
Hall acquired cerebral palsy during birth and requires a wheelchair for mobility.
Newcastle Basketball (NB) are this year supporting Hunter charity Wheeling and Able which assist kids with physical disabilities.
"When I was young it was very difficult to find the right technology," said Hall, who operates Clover Car Wash and a number of other businesses. "Increasing mobility and helping kids with language and other difficulties allows them to be included in everyday activities."
Wheeling and Able has been operating in the Hunter for 80 years and has 350 clients.
"We provide assistance for Hunter kids who have physical disabilities," Wheeling and Able president Jeni White said. "While the NDIS is a system that supports people it can be a bit hit and miss so families go without. We are a client-central service. It is not just wheelchairs. We provide speaking devices, therapy, hydrotherapy sessions, orthotics, modified bikes, car modifications for families .. it is quite varied."
The Newcastle Hunters men and women teams will wear one-off charity playing strips against Canberra on at Broadmeadow Basketball Stadium on Saturday night. As well as two games, there will be a number of fund-raising activities. It's the fifth year the association has a hosted charity night.
"We aim to raise at least $5,000," NB general manager Neil Goffett said. "Wheeling and Able are a local charity and the money stays in the region to help local people."