LENDING A HELPING HAND: Ian Wilson, Richard Whitehead, Chaitali Desai and Matthew Wilson.
This week, the Muscular Dystrophy Association of NSW received a much needed boost to raise awareness about the disease, with a $4500 cheque donation from home builder Elderton Homes.
The funds were raised at Elderton Homes’ recent contractors Christmas party at Hawkesbury Race Club which was attended by over 170 people.
“For the past seven years we have held the contractor party. This year we were inspired to hold a raffle to raise funds and awareness for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Ian Wilson, Elderton’s construction manager and father of one of our draftsmen Matthew Wilson, who is affected by the disease alerted us to the fact that this organisation is often forgotten about,”Richard Whitehead, managing director of Elderton Homes said.
“I’m appreciative that Richard agreed to raise funds for this association as it does not receive a lot of publicity and often slips under the radar. Both of my sons suffer from this disease,”Mr Wilson said.
“I understand first-hand the challenges it presents. We are planning to run an annual event to raise funds for this very worthy cause.”
“Our vision at Muscular Dystrophy NSW is to improve the quality of life for all people living with this devastating condition,”Muscular Dystrophy Association of NSW state manager, Chaitali Desai said.
“These funds will significantly contribute towards making this vision a reality through our wonderful programs which include children’s camps, adult retreats, sport and recreation programs and essential equipment.”
Since inception in 2009, Elderton Homes has supported several causes across the north west and Sydney including Red Nose Day, The Humpty Dumpty Foundation, Jeans for Genes Day and John Palmer Public School.
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