After reading Samuel Elliott’s story in The Argus and Shoreham Herald newspaper, Shoreham Port made a donation to the charity, Caudwell Children. Samuel Elliott, of Shoreham, has a condition called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a rare muscle weakening condition which only affects boys and decreases independent mobility. Caudwell Children are donating an Etac Balder powered wheelchair to Samuel with a unique ‘sit to stand’ function, enabling Samuel to move around independently.
As a trust port, Shoreham Port endeavours to support individuals and charities within the local community in the surrounding hinterland. The Port were pleased to be able to support Samuel and the Caudwell Children’s Charity, who provide family support services, equipment, treatment and therapies for disabled children and their families across the UK.
Trudi Beswick, Chief Executive at Caudwell Children commented “we have received tremendous support since launching the appeal to help Samuel and other disabled children in the area. It is thanks to the generosity of companies such as Shoreham Port that this urgent appeal has got off the ground. We would still like to urge further people in the community to come forward and help us provide Samuel and other disabled children in the area with life-changing donations”.
Rodney Lunn, Chief Executive at Shoreham Port added “the Port plays an active role in the local community and we are pleased to support Samuel and his family. In these difficult economic times it is good to see charities like Caudwell Children managing to make such a positive impact”.
If you would like to donate to Samuel’s appeal please visit www.justgiving.com/Samuel-E.