As part of their ongoing support for CHIPS, the charity of the casino and gaming industry, Cashino Harrow has presented a local boy with a life-changing wheelchair.
Thanks to the joint fundraising efforts of customers and staff at Cashino Harrow on behalf of CHIPS, nine-year old Noah Collins has been presented with a new powered wheelchair, which will allow him to socialise with his friends, participate in sports and gain a level of independence that was previously out of reach for him.
Noah, who lives in Watford with his mum, dad, and two sisters; Isla (10) and Daisy (5), suffers from Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy; a lifelong condition that affects the movement and coordination.
Noah’s mum, Jeanette said: “Due to his condition and reduced muscle strength, Noah is only able to walk very short distances, and even then he needs a ‘walker’. He is such a sociable boy and is so desperate to be more independent, and this lightweight, powered chair will enable him to do so. We’re incredibly thankful to Cashino and CHIPS for this amazing donation.”
Cashino Harrow’s venue manager, Vladimir Shcherbakov, said: “It’s so rewarding to know that our fundraising efforts are going to make such a huge difference to Noah and his family’s life. He’s such a lovely, friendly boy who thoroughly deserves this wheelchair.”
CHIPS has raised more than £2.2m to date and presented in excess of 520 wheelchairs to children throughout the UK.