Crittall Windows, one of the world’s leading steel windows manufacturers, has donated £9,000 to the local Brainwave Children’s Charity.
The donation – a giant cheque – was handed to Brainwave representatives at a presentation at the charity’s South East of England Centre in Newland Street, Witham.
Brainwave Children’s Charity provides therapy to children with disabilities and additional needs to help them achieve their potential through a range of educational and physical therapies. The children the charity supports have a range of conditions including: cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome and autism. Its therapy programme aims to improve the children’s mobility, communication skills and learning ability.
The £9,000 donation received from Crittall Windows will be put to excellent use by part-funding the salary of a therapist at the Centre, and giving one of the therapists the opportunity to attend a specialised training course. Additionally, it will fund various pieces of therapy equipment, which are provided to the children’s families to deliver the therapy programme.
John Pyatt, Crittall’s managing director, commented:
“Crittall has long been involved with the local community and some of our employees support Brainwave and participate in the charity’s activities.
“We’re delighted to be supporting this excellent charity on a local basis, and helping the Centre to continue its great work in the personal development of disabled children. We’re pleased the donation will have a real impact – the Centre’s team does amazing work helping the children and their families.”
Phil Edge, CEO at Brainwave commented: “We are extremely grateful for the support of Crittall Windows for the Brainwave South East Centre and the wonderful donation of £9,000.
“It costs Brainwave £3,500 per year per child to keep on our exercise therapy programme. We do not receive any Government funding and are totally dependent on donations. This donation will enable us to continue our work with disabled children and help them to achieve developmental milestones which in many cases are life-changing.
“I know I can speak on behalf of the many families we see for assessment in saying that the support of Crittall Windows will have a significant impact in allowing Brainwave to provide much needed therapy for their children.”
For more information about Brainwave and its work or to help with fundraising contact Gerry Gould by email.