In the week of our 21st birthday, we were delighted to hand over cheques to charities, Mencap and the Scoliosis Association.

Totalling almost £9000, the money was raised following CEO, Paul Gibbon’s year as the Captain of the North-West Business Golf Society. The society brings together businesses from construction, real estate, law and others to enjoy golf and raise money for good causes.

Following the relaxing of COVID restrictions, Paul managed to meet representatives of both charities. He handed them their cheques and spoke with them about the valuable work each does.

Paul said, “both these charities mean a lot to me as an individual and our business as a whole. My brother suffered from the challenges of mental health and Scoliosis throughout his life. As a result, they hold a particular meaning to me personally.’

‘As someone running a successful business for 21 years now, it’s important to me that we give something back to the society within which we work. Both these charities provide invaluable support to those who need it most. Lockdowns and the pandemic have had an incredible impact on charity work. It’s therefore a pleasure to be able to provide a small degree of support to them.’

‘I would like to thank the North West Business Golf Society and everyone involved for their support.”

Mencap

Mencap works to support people with a learning disability, their families and carers. The charity supports thousands of people with a learning disability to live their lives the way they want. The services they provide range from round-the-clock care, helping someone join in with local leisure activities, or advice and information on things like employment and education. For advice and information about learning disability and Mencap services in your area, contact Mencap’s Freephone Learning Disability Helpline. They’re available on 0808 808 1111 or email helpline@mencap.org.uk

SAUK

Scoliosis Association UK is the only UK wide patient support organisation for people with scoliosis and their families. Their aim is to provide advice, support, and information to people affected by scoliosis. The charity also raise awareness of scoliosis among health professionals and the public. Their aim is to be there for people with scoliosis and those close to them. They seek to help to reduce feelings of isolation, poor body image, inadequate care, needless pain, worry, fear and lack of information.