Thanks to the joint fundraising efforts of staff and customers at Cashino Fulham on behalf of CHIPS, Jack Tizard School, which is based in Shepard’s Bush has been presented with a new powered wheelchair that will be used by a host of students across the school.
Cashino, which operates 171 adult gaming centres across the country, is one of the main fundraisers for CHIPS, a charity set up on behalf of the casino and gaming industry, which aims to provide specialised wheelchairs for children with severe mobility problems.
Jack Tizard is a specialist school for pupils aged 3 to 19 with a range of severe learning difficulties, including those with both profound and multiple learning difficulties. Each pupil is treated as an individual and the school’s multi-level approach to their learning problems identifies opportunities and then helps the pupils to capitalise on them in order to reach their full learning potential.
Amy Bowes-Taylor, an Occupational Therapist at Jack Tizard School, said; “This donation from CHIPS is fantastic. The chair will be used by a variety of students across the school and will be of huge benefit to them as it allows them to gain mobility, develop their understanding of space and increase their independence. We currently only have one powered wheelchair, so this addition is thoroughly appreciated.”
Cashino Fulham’s venue manager, Kidest Kassa, said: “It’s so rewarding to see that our fundraising efforts are going to make such a huge difference to Jack Tizard School. It’s an amazing school run by great people and we are just happy that we can help out.”
Co-founder of the CHIPS charity Linda Lindsay said: “It’s so important for CHIPS that our donors see the results of their hard work. Cashino and Praesepe have been amazing, and to date have donated £1 million allowing CHIPS to provide more than 170 wheelchairs up and down the country.”
In total CHIPS has raised more than £2.2 million to date and presented over 520 wheelchairs to children throughout the UK.