FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR EMPLOYEES
THANK YOU FROM SARA BOND TO THE EMPLOYEE FOUNDATION
“I would like to express my gratitude for the very generous grant you awarded me following my diagnosis with cancer.
After a year of intensive treatment, I have had a very positive outcome and am now planning my return to work and looking forward to putting my energy into living life to the full!
For some of the money I received, I have created an outdoor seating area in my garden. It was so therapeutic to sit outside in the sunshine and fresh air during the summer months and enjoy my garden, and this helped me forget my worries for a while and just enjoy the moment. Following surgery, I must be careful not to strain my upper body, so I have also spent the grant to employ a gardener to come every fortnight to mow the lawn and keep the garden looking nice. It has helped so much to keep my spirits up!
Thank you so much for your generosity. It really does make such a difference to people’s lives, and I feel very fortunate to be working for this organisation”.
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MOBILITY FOR YOUNGSTERS IN POLAND
PSONI Kolo runs three rehabilitation centres for people with intellectual and mental disabilities. One of these centres is for children and young people, who receive education and therapy. The organisation runs a project that aims to teach the children to ride a bicycle or benefit from social interaction with the aid of a bike.
The Employee Foundation therefore funded the purchase of a rickshaw so that children who are wheelchair-dependent and unable to walk or ride a bicycle themselves can get out and take part in games and picnics in the local park. Getting out and about and enjoying the same activities as children without disabilities provides a sense of freedom.
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