Posted on 26/07/2016

Warrington Grandma wins £250 NRS voucher and buys local charity a wheelchair!

Warrington Grandma wins £250 NRS voucher and buys local charity a wheelchair!

The NRS Healthcare team had a fantastic time at the recent 25th Anniversary celebrations of Disability Awareness Day. Not only did they meet and offer advice to a large number of people with genuine needs, they also took the opportunity to give back to the local community through a FREE prize draw to win hundreds of pounds worth of daily living aids.

Three times lucky

The lovely Holly Barbera and Reginald Wilson won third and second place, picking up a £50 and £150 voucher respectively to spend at, whilst Helen Cox scooped the first prize voucher of £250! But rather than spend the voucher on daily living aids for herself, Helen took the decision to buy a wheelchair and donate it to the Wheelchair Loan Service offered by her local charity – Warrington Disability Partnership (WDP).

“A couple of years ago, my husband, Eric, needed a wheelchair for just a few months but even in that short space of time, it made such a difference to his independence,” Helen explained. “I wanted the prize to make a real difference to someone and by giving the WDP charity a brand new wheelchair for their Loan Service, I know it will be put to good use.”

Helen and Eric
Helen and her husband Eric

A charity presentation to remember

To say thank you for her generous gift, Dave Thompson MBE DL (Founder and Chief Executive of WDP) invited members of the local press to photograph Helen receiving her £250 voucher from Steve Kennedy (NRS Healthcare’s Commercial Director) at WDP Headquarters. Expressing his gratitude on behalf of the charity, Dave said:

“Helen’s selflessness has touched everyone here at WDP. Despite having a huge range of equipment to choose from, which could be of use to her and Eric as they grow older together, Helen has instead used her winnings to buy us a beautiful new wheelchair for our Loan Service which will help a great many people. We can’t thank her enough – it is a wonderful gift which will give others greater independence in their everyday lives.”

With Gary at front of WDP
Helen and Eric pose with Steve and a colleague as they donate their wheelchair to Dave (far right)

The charity presentation also gave Steve the opportunity to hand over the wheelchair Helen had bought from NRS Healthcare so she could donate it to Warrington Disability Partnership on the day.

“I’m delighted that NRS Healthcare has been able to not only give back to members of the local community but also continue to support Warrington Disability Partnership in our mutual goal of pushing the boundaries of daily living aids, whilst continuing to raise awareness of what is available to make everyday tasks easier for disabled people and their families.”

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