Staff at a Derby based chartered architects firm are putting their best foot forward to raise money for a children’s disability charity.
Morrison Design, Chartered Architects, based in Belper Road are raising money for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children – the UK’s largest charity provider of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness – with a five-aside football tournament. And they have their own squad of seven competing against seven other teams.
The football tournament on March 10 is being held at the Powerleague Derby Soccerdome, at Derwent Parade, along with a raffle for some amazing prizes being sold ranging from Derby County FC tickets to restaurant meals.
Anthony Page, an Architectural Technologist with Morrison Design, has been organising the football tournament and is also running in the London Marathon on Sunday, April 23, to raise funds for Newlife.
Anthony said: “We are aware of the work Newlife does and we just want to help. We are confident and excited to be doing this and all the proceeds are going to our fundraising page for Newlife.
“I was able to meet Finley Cooper, a young boy from Derby who received a specialist powered wheelchair from Newlife. That was such an eye opener for me and really inspired me. Until you see how Newlife can help, you don’t really appreciate it.
“I decided to run for Newlife as I have recently become a dad myself. Not many realise the many challenges families face with disabled and terminally ill children. It’s such a worthy cause to run for and if I can help other children like Finley then running 42.3km is definitely worth it.”
He added: “We are aiming to raise £2,500 for Newlife and anything else after that is a bonus.”
If you would like to donate to Morrison Design’s fundraising page for Newlife, please visit virginmoneygiving.com/pageyant