Brightwork becomes charity partner for children’s charity
Brightwork has signed-up as a charity partner with the Scottish Centre for Children with Motor Impairments, based in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, and many of the 70 staff have pledged their volunteer days to the Centre.
Now they will use these volunteer days - time paid for by Brightwork - to contact businesses across Scotland to raise awareness of the Centre and help it raise just over £10,000 to buy a specialist trampoline for the playpark at the facility.
The specialist trampoline, which is situated at ground level and surrounded by soft play material, can be used by children with motor impairments, and even by children in wheelchairs.
Anne Taylor, administration officer of the charity, said, "We can't thank Brightwork staff enough. They are giving up their valuable time - and their professional expertise - for a very worthy cause.
"The Centre already has specially adapted swings and a roundabout which are used for playtime at the school and allow our children to experience the same fun of physical play as other children. The trampoline is the next part of park."
Shan Saba, business development director at Brightwork, commented, "The Scottish Centre for Children with Motor Impairments does an outstanding job in looking after, educating and developing children with a variety of neurological impairments.
"Brightwork has a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility we are pleased to have the opportunity to assist the Centre, and perhaps make the children and young people’s lives just a little better."
Brightwork nominated the Centre as its charity partner for 2016-17 after staff visited the facility and were overwhelmed by the love and effort which carers put into looking after their charges.
The Centre is grant-funded by the Scottish Government but it still needs to raise in excess of £300,000 a year to maintain its current services.