Getting around will be much easier for staff and students of The Foundation for Conductive Education at Russell Road, Moseley, Birmingham, thanks to the generosity of a West Midlands pharmacy group which has given them a car.
The Northbrook, Shirley, branch of the Adam Myers Group has donated a Ford Fiesta worth nearly £10,000.
Pharmacy Manager, Dean Dookhan, said the company was so impressed with the work carried out for hundreds of people every year that it decided to make a contribution to help the staff with their work.
He said:” I have heard reports from so many customers about the excellent work achieved for people with head injuries, strokes and others with movement difficulties, so we just had to play our part.”
Conductive therapist Gyorgy Bokros, from Hungary, said that getting staff and students on placement across the region or further afield was always difficult.
“Now, she said, “we have the pool car which saves on time and expense. It is a wonderful gesture for which we are so grateful.”
Training Administrator, Emma Mulligan, said: “We have students undertaking three-year degree courses as well as outreach facilities at Coventry and Cheltenham so life will now be much less stressful and we can respond to situations even quicker.”
Currently at the Foundation’s Cannon Hill House headquarters at Moseley more than 30 children and 100 adults are receiving treatment.