Respite cen­tre bags cash af­ter fundraiser

Stockport Times East - - STEPPING HILL HOSPITAL -

STAFF at Swan­bourne Gar­dens, a respite cen­tre for chil­dren with dis­abil­i­ties, have taken part in a char­ity bag pack at Chea­dle Hulme Asda to raise funds for spe­cial­ist equip­ment.

The eight-day bag pack­ing marathon was or­gan­ised by Rain­bow 88 restau­rant in Chea­dle Hulme, and raised a to­tal of £800.

Claire Wood­ford, head of chil­dren’s ser­vices at Stock­port NHS Foun­da­tion Trust, which runs Swan­bourne Gar­dens, said: “We would like to thank our staff for tak­ing part in the event, and Linda Lam from Rain­bow 88 for her con­tin­ued sup­port and fundrais­ing for the unit.

“Over the years Linda has raised around £5,000 for us.

“The money will be used for a spe­cialised cot bed for the chil­dren at Swan­bourne.”

Swan­bourne Gar­dens respite cen­tre sup­ports over 160 fam­i­lies in the area and is the only NHS fa­cil­ity in the north west of­fer­ing a ser­vice of this kind.

Linda Lam, from Rain­bow 88, and Des­mond Foden, sup­port worker at Swan­bourne Gar­dens, get ready to pack bags

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