Chailey charity joy as supporters dig deep for The Big Give!

Big-hearted businesses and individuals have given the Chailey Heritage Foundation a fantastic early 2020 present which offers children and young people with complex disabilities the gift of movement.

The Big Give Christmas Challenge annual charity fundraiser matched online donations to boost the charity’s drive to raise £18,000 for a specialist exercise device called an Innowalk.

The donations were made over a ten day period in December.

The Innowalk allows young people facing huge physical challenges the opportunity to exercise and enjoy all the other health benefits that movement can bring.

Chailey’s Director of Development Sally-Anne Murray said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to the companies and individuals who were so generous and donated online to secure our match funding from our Big Give corporate supporters champions – Candis Magazine.

“We received almost 100 donations and smashed our target in just a few days!”

The Innowalk is helping to transform the lives of young people like eight year old Henry Cummins, who has multiple disabilities including cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus and epilepsy.

His mum Caroline understands how important movement is to her son:

“Henry is a full-time wheelchair user, so knowing that he can use an Innowalk regularly is wonderful.

“For me as a parent, it’s great to know that he is getting real exercise, that his heart is getting a pump and his legs are getting a good workout.

“The Innowalk will be really beneficial to Henry and to all of the children in the school.”

Chailey Heritage Foundation would like to thank the following companies customers for their generosity: Candis Magazine, Jackson-Stops Mid Sussex, Focus Group, Sunninghill Construction, Thorne Civil Engineering, PGL, Brickwork and Scaffolding, Adavirtual and Barwells Solicitors.

Chailey Heritage Foundation is a charity providing education, care and transition services to children and young adults with complex physical disabilities. Their mission is to give disabled children and young adults every opportunity to pursue their fullest potential.

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