Local housing developer Lovell Homes has raised nearly £2,000 for the Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales by donating furniture and home accessories from the company’s show homes to be sold in the charity’s Cardiff shops.
Ranging from chests of drawers and sofas to vases and kitchen utensils, the donated items were virtually new and previously furnished the professionally designed show homes at Lovell housing developments in South Wales.
The goods have been snapped up by customers of the charity’s shops in Llanishen and Rhiwbina in Cardiff, says Bobath head of fundraising and retail, Gail Griffiths: “We’ve now sold most of the items recently donated by the company and they have raised just under £2,000. We still have a few cushions and bric-a-brac items to sell but the majority has gone to new homes and delighted customers. We’re really grateful to all at Lovell for supporting us.”
Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales provides specialist physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy to children all over Wales who have cerebral palsy, which is a permanent disorder of posture and movement resulting from brain damage occurring in the baby or young child.
Julie Bowen, regional sales manager for Cardiff-based Lovell, says: “The company has been supporting Bobath’s valuable work for more than a decade. Everyone is pleased that the money raised from the sale of our show home furniture and other items will enable the charity to continue to provide services which make such a difference to the lives of children with cerebral palsy across Wales.” In the past 11 years, Lovell has raised over £30,000 for Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales.