Supermarket raises money for bespoke disability equipment

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Supermarket raises money for bespoke disability equipment Supermarket raises money for bespoke disability equipment

A St Albans supermarket has donated more than £200 to a charity, which designs bespoke equipment for people with disabilities.

Waitrose in Ermine Close handed a £256 cheque to Demand charity on Thursday, February 13 following a Community Matters collection held at the supermarket in November last year.

This money will go towards helping St Albans residents and Waitling View School, which Demand has been helping for more than 20 years. 

Denise Gillies, from Demand, thanked staff and customers at the supermarket.

She said: "It is great that we are raising our profile.

"It is surprising how many people are out there that don't know about us, but could do with our help. So the prominence of being in a local supermarkets is great for us."

Only this week Demand delivered a modified chair to 10-year-old Stephen Aghanti of Lady's Grove. 

Stephen has brittle bone disease and needs to be pushed into the table by his parents as he cannot reach the ground and it is unsafe for his chair to be permanently on wheels.

Demand previously fitted a Mille Mova, a product that allows any chair to be propped up on wheels by someone standing behind it, but Stephen wanted the independence to do it himself and not always rely on his parents.

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