Children Today has received a grant for £500 from The TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation’s Community Fund programme which supports local communities.
The TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation was set up in 2015 and its mission is to support children and young people to achieve their potential within their local communities. The Community Fund programme is dedicated to helping local grassroots charities and since March 2020 has been working particularly hard to support those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Associates (employees) from TK Maxx and Homesense stores, processing centres and offices across Europe, nominate local charities to receive grants that are doing great work in supporting the most vulnerable. In 2021, The TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation made over 1,655 grants to support local communities and charities, such as food banks and mental health organisations, with £791,793 donated.
The grant for Children Today was applied for by an associate from an employee at Broughton Park’s Homesense store. This grant will now help Children Today continue to support disabled children and young people in Chester and throughout the UK.
The charity provides vital adapted equipment, such as adapted trikes, adapted buggies, sensory equipment and more to help children and young adults with a disability live the life they choose.
Chester school-girl, Olivia, who has global development delay, ADHD and epilepsy has benefitted from the charity twice.
Her mum Nicole, describes how the adapted trike Children Today funded has helped:
“Olivia has always had a love of the outdoors and that has only grown as she gets older, but as she can’t walk far we usually have to take her adapted buggy out with us. It’s nice to have a different, more fun, option with the trike.
“It also opens up social opportunities, as we often bump into friends and class mates on our favourite routes on the Greenway cycle path, which is great for Olivia as she’s such a vivacious little girl – she loves people and is very sociable!”
Emma Prescott, charity director at Children Today Charitable Trust comments:
“On behalf of everyone here at Children Today I want to thank The TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation for the generous donation. As a small charity we rely solely on donations from individuals and organisations, so grants like these go a long way to helping children, like Olivia, access adapted equipment that is often truly life-changing.”
The TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation comments:
“We are delighted that The TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation has been able to support so many charities. We are proud that our grants are making a difference to local communities where it really matters.”