Stockport Cerebral Palsy Society (Stockport CP Society) has received the first £1,500 of a promised £7,500 donation from Express Solicitors.
The charity has already decided to spend the donation on motors for the hoists used daily by its service users at Granville House on Parsonage Road, Heaton Moor.
Manager at Stockport CP Society, Quilly Masters said: “We currently have 9 tracking hoists in our day service buildings. Around 50% of people accessing our service require support using the hoists. We spend a lot of money maintaining and repairing them and have been told new motors are now needed. We’ve therefore already allocated the funds to buying and fitting new motors, which will benefit over 50 people at Granville House.
“It’s fantastic to have been selected as one of Express Solicitors’ chosen charities and we will ensure the funds we receive over the following year will continue to be spent on providing a first class service for everyone we support.”
Kathryn Turner, clinical negligence partner at Express Solicitors, visited the charity to present the cheque. She said: “We selected two charities to support this year – the Stockport Cerebral Palsy Society and Forever Manchester – both of which were chosen by employees at the firm to receive financial support from money raised through a range of fundraising events such as quiz nights, golf days, cake baking and dress down days.
“Through both my paid and voluntary work, I have met many people with cerebral palsy and see first-hand just how important charities like these are in supporting both them and their families. It has been a real pleasure to visit Stockport Cerebral Palsy Society and meet some of the people who will benefit from our donation.”