Respite centre bags cash after fundraiser
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