Charity donates specialised walking frame to St Helens youngster

Charity donates specialised walking frame to St Helens youngster

Thanks to the generosity of the Helen Marie Friends charity, a young person from St Helens with complex health needs now has access to a state of the art specialised walking frame at home. The equipment, which cost £1677, will help to improve the young person’s mobility.

A presentation was held at Atlas House where the Mayor and Mayoress of St Helens, Councillors Steve and Lynn Glover, along with Edel Browne of St Helens Council’s Children with Disabilities team, were on hand to collect the frame on behalf of the council’s Children and Young People’s Services from charity members including founders, Arthur and Marjorie Hurst.

The couple set up the Helen Marie Friends charity in 1985 in memory of their daughter Helen Marie, who enjoyed helping others and supported children and young people in the borough with illnesses and disabilities.

Edel Browne said: “I would like to thank Arthur and Marjorie – and the rest of the team at the Helen Marie Friends charity-  for their continued support and generosity which enhances opportunities for children and young people in St Helens with disabilities.”