Bak­er­loo Line makes do­na­tion to chil­dren

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - UK & World Update -

(METP-20-1211AS023) DIS­AD­VAN­TAGED chil­dren in Peter­bor­ough are set to ben­e­fit from new mu­sic equip­ment thanks to gen­er­ous staff from the Lon­don Un­der­ground.

Two ipod Nanos and a dock­ing sta­tion have been do­nated to the Ot­ters Re­treat, based at the City Care Cen­tre, inthorpe Road, af­ter mem­bers of the Bak­er­loo Line’s Ser­vice Con­trol de­cided to do­nate a £250 award for ef­fi­cient ser­vice to char­ity.

The Ot­ters Re­treat, which pro­vides short breaks for chil­dren with pro­found mul­ti­ple dis­abil­i­ties and com­plex health care needs, was cho­sen from a dozen or more po­ten­tial ben­e­fi­cia­ries af­ter be­ing nom­i­nated by a mem­ber of staff Alan Barber for the care it has pro­vided to his youngest daugh­ter.

Staff at the Ot­ters Re­treat re­quested the mu­sic equip­ment, which would al­low them to pro­vide tai­lored and mo­bile playlists for chil­dren in their care.

Carol Rober­ston, man­ager of Ot­ters Re­treat, said: “We were over the moon.”

She added: “It sounds like a small thing, but it can make such a big dif­fer­ence to our chil­dren, rather than lis­ten­ing to a CD by an artist they can have their favourites or a se­lec­tion.”

DO­NA­TION: Mark Cullen and Alan Barber, from the Bak­er­loo Line’s Ser­vice Con­trol, at the City Care Cen­tre’s Ot­ters Re­treat, and Carol Robert­son, Re­becca Stan­i­forth, and Tracey Bean with Nathan Hazell.

Pic­ture: ALAN STORER.

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