Business donates life-saving device to Welwyn Garden City charity
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A business has donated a life-saving device to a Welwyn Garden City charity that helps children with learning difficulties.
Charlotte Donald, 28, who works for Vinci, campaigned for the company to donate the defibrillator to Peartree Short Break Centre, owned by the Welwyn Garden City charity Jubilee House.
Charlotte’s niece, Tillie Mae Mawdsley, eight, who lives in Hatfield, has Sanfillipo disease and regularly visits Peartree Short Break Centre.
Sanfilippo syndrome is a progressive disorder affecting the brain and causing developmental delay, severe hyperactivity, motor dysfunction, and death at a young age.
Charlotte said: “The centre allows Tillie to enjoy weekend breaks and after school activities in a safe, friendly environment. It also gives her family some time to rest themselves (as Tillie requires 24hour care)”.
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The business handed over the defibrillator on Wednesday, November 30.
Tilie and her mum Michala were both present and everyone who attended enjoyed some tea, coffee and cakes.
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