Independent Options receive a £5000 donation from Anglian Home Improvements
By Laura McGuiness on Mar 09, 2017
Independent Options, a charity which works with children and adults with disabilities in the Stockport area, has received much-needed support from Anglian Home Improvements in the form of a £5,000 donation.
To mark its 50th anniversary, Anglian Home Improvements carried out a nationwide community appeal to find 50 worthy causes to support across the UK. The company, which has a showroom on Dooley Street in Stockport, was inundated with requests from the likes of community groups, schools, local organisations and charities requiring new windows or doors, a financial donation, or another gesture of support.
After careful consideration by a panel of judges, which included television and radio presenter Philippa Forrester, Anglian Home Improvements selected Independent Options as one of its 50 chosen causes to lend a helping hand to.
Independent Options provides essential support to children and adults with disabilities by helping them take control of their lives, achieve their aspirations and enjoy life to the full. Anglian Home Improvements’ donation of £5,000 will not only help the organisation to continue its fantastic work, but will enable it to create a sensory garden for disabled children at its Children and Family Centre.
Lucy Sawdon-Molloy, Fundraising Manager at Independent Options, comments: “In order to continue to make a difference to the local community, we rely heavily on funding which is getting more difficult every year. We are therefore extremely grateful to Anglian Home Improvements for its donation of £5,000.
“Our Children and Family Centre caters for those who have learning disabilities such as autism and Down’s syndrome, and who highly benefit from additional sensory input. Anglian’s donation will enable us to produce a beautiful sensory garden which will allow the children to improve their communication skills with one another and develop their understanding of the world around them. We also plan to add secure fencing and gates to create a safe but welcoming environment that the children can explore to its full capacity.”
Jaffer Jamroz, Divisional Managing Director for Anglian Home Improvements North, said: “Independent Options stood out to the judges for the invaluable contribution it makes to the local area, and we were delighted to announce it as one of our #50for50 winners.
“As a company which is ‘local to you’ we are passionate about showing our support for the community; and our purpose is not only to ensure quality at every step of the customer journey, but also to help create a positive legacy in the areas in which we operate. Anglian’s #50for50 campaign clearly demonstrates this, and we look forward to seeing the difference our support will make to Independent Options and to the other worthy winners.”
Anglian Home Improvements offers an extensive range of home improvement products, including double glazed windows and doors, conservatories and orangeries. Anglian is proud to have ‘Made in Britain’ accreditation, in recognition that it manufactures its home improvement products in the UK. Its PVC-U casement and ‘tilt and turn’ windows are also approved by Secured by Design (SBD).
To find out more about Independent Options go to www.independentoptions.org.uk. To find out more about Anglian Home Improvements and details of other #50for50 winners, please visit www.anglianhome.co.uk.