Bakerloo Line makes donation to children
(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.