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Helping our communities

Posted on 1 March 2017

At Co-operative Energy, we’re passionate about giving back to our community. Our colleagues have the choice of completing three days of charity work in our community, and we regularly host fundraising activities to raise money for our charity partners.

We’ve recently taken part in a number of fundraisers for Newlife, including hosting a clothing sale in November, and have received some inspiring stories as to how our donations have directly helped the lives of two children in need.

Five year old Ridwaan from the West Midlands is now able to go out and about in comfort and safety. Ridwaan has autism and can only walk short distances. Without a special buggy, simple trips become very challenging for his parents.

Now, thanks to our donations, Ridwaan is able to go out safely with a new buggy costing £309, provided to him by Newlife.

Taaha is seven and has a condition that has resulted in him having a global developmental delay, breathing problems and brittle bone disease. He needed a special chair as he has low muscle tone and needs extra postural support to be comfortable and safe. His only option of seating was his wheelchair, which offered him little comfort, meaning he spent a lot of time in his bedroom away from his family.

Newlife provided him with a P-Pod costing £1,873. Taaha is now able to spend more time with his family in comfort and safety, getting the essential support he needs to prevent further health issues.

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