Charities’ cash boost from Plumb and Parts Center

partsA specialist centre, helping people disabled by neurological conditions live fuller lives, and a charity helping children who have lost a parent serving in the British Armed Forces, have received cheques for £8,902, from Plumb and Parts Center.

Castel Froma cares for up to 500 people with brain injuries, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis and other conditions. It has residents aged between 21 and 93.

Marie Bawden, Castel Froma deputy chief executive, said: “Neurological conditions can affect anybody, at any age. Our aim is to help each individual cope with day-to-day living and re-learn basic life skills.

“We provide a range of therapies including occupational therapy, speech therapy and physiotherapy, but all are paid for by fundraising so donations are vital.”

Scotty’s Little Soldiers was established in 2010 by Nikki Scott, whose husband, Corporal Lee Scott, was killed in Afghanistan.

Alan Knell, a volunteer for Scotty’s Little Soldiers, said: “We help the kids with days out, presents on birthdays and Christmas, and holidays. But it’s really about giving them a network of children in similar situations.

“We’re a non-profit charity so funding is vital. Every penny we make goes to the children.”

The fund-raising day featured a golf tournament and a charity auction, run by England rugby stars James Haskell and Phil Greening.

Sean Collins, national accounts director for Plumb and Parts Center, who organised the day, said: “We’re delighted to be able to support two great charities, and help them carry on their incredible work.”

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