Britain’s oldest jam and marmalade maker is helping Sale and Altrincham Mencap to care for even more members with their donation of a hi-riser changing table.
The electrically operated wall-mounted changing table cost over £3,000 and will ensure that everyone can be involved in activities no matter what their disabilities are.
The table was presented by Mark Duerr and his cousin Juliet, and received by Shirley Godden, President of Sale and Altrincham Mencap, mother of two twin boys with learning and physical disabilities and mother to Juliet, and aunt to Mark.
Duerr’s MD, Mark Duerr comments, “Duerr’s is a family run company and has been for 131 years, being able to help a local charity that does such great work is a real honour.
A spokesman for Sale and Altrincham Mencap continues, “Duerr’s fantastic support and generosity enables us to continue and expand the services we provide for our members. The table allows our members with more complex needs to attend our clubs and activities.”
The Sale and Altrincham Mencap relies solely on donations and fundraising events to continue its work.
This donation is a continuation of Duerr’s long tradition of giving to charity. The 131-year old family run business raised the funds at its annual charity ball at The Point, at Lancashire County Cricket Ground. The theme, “Preserved on Film” saw guests and Duerr’s staff dress as stars from the silver screen including the Tin Man, Bridget Jones, Mr Incredible and Batman.
Managing Director Mark Duerr and his brother, Sales and Marketing Director, Richard Duerr even offered themselves as prizes in the auction to ensure the event smashed the previous year’s £20,000 total.
Duerr’s has raised in excess of £500,000 for charity since 2000 through fundraising events and a share of the night’s total was also donated to Wythenshawe Hospital’s Neonatal Unit providing essential equipment.