Leading AGC, FEC and bingo club operator Praesepe has continued its support of the CHIPS children’s charity with a record breaking donation of £150,000. The cheque presentation was made to CHIPS co-founder, Linda Lindsay, at the recent British Gaming Golf Championship, which was held at Woburn Golf Club in Milton Keynes.
The sum takes the overall total raised by Praesepe since it began partnering CHIPS in 2008 to over £500,000 – sufficient to provide 100 custom built, powered wheelchairs to children up and down the country.
Nick Harding, CEO of Praesepe said: “We could not raise this amount of money without the tremendous support we receive from suppliers, customers, employees, their friends, families and our colleagues in the gaming industry. It’s thanks to their unstinting generosity that we are able to raise the amount of money we do for CHIPS.”
“It is such a fantastic total which is truly appreciated by all of us here at CHIPS, the wheelchair recipients themselves and their families.”
Linda Lindsay, added: “It is thanks to fundraising events like the Golf Championship, and amazing supporters like Praesepe that we continue to help so many young people. It is such a fantastic total which is truly appreciated by all of us here at CHIPS, the wheelchair recipients themselves and their families.”
In total, the charity golf day raised £33,000, and every penny raised goes towards providing powered wheelchairs for children who would otherwise have no way of getting around independently. Powered wheelchairs can cost as much as £6,500 and are custom-designed to meet individual specific needs. CHIPS has raised more than £1.5m and presented over 400 wheelchairs to children throughout the UK.