The UK toy firm, Golden Bear has handed over a cheque for £850 to the British children’s charity, the Little Rascals Foundation, donating money raised during its annual Christmas Quiz event last year to support children with disabilities across the country.
The Little Rascals Foundation is a charity set up by the directors of Little Rascals Play Centre, the international footballer and ex-Wolverhampton Wanderers player, Dave Edwards and his friend and business partner, Ben Wootton.
The Foundation was established with the mission of supporting children with disabilities across the country, encouraging and helping them to participate in every day activities.
The money raised by Golden Bear will go towards helping the Foundation on its mission to get children the help they need to “enhance their lives and increase their independence.” The Little Rascals Play Centre already holds Kids Plus sessions, which enable children with disabilities to play when the centre is quieter, giving them access to play equipment and sensory rooms.
The charity will now look to expand these services and raise further funds to support children with disabilities throughout the UK.
“Our vision is to enable these children to recognise their potential, be ambitious, and help to provide them with the opportunities to follow their dreams and in turn live happy and fulfilled lives,” read a statement form the organisation.
It was Golden Bear’s technical support manager Gerald Becker – a dedicated Wolves supporter – who handed the two-metre ‘Covid-19 friendly’ cheque to Dave Edwards at the company’s offices in Telford last week.
A statement form Golden Bear read: ‘We couldn’t be prouder of our team; it was their decision to donate what would have been spent on a team Christmas event, to people who need it more. The same donation was also made to a few different children’s charities in and around the local area.’