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CHIPS Charity and Genting UK Deliver Life Changing Gift to a Schoolgirl in Chichester

Niji Narayan

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CHIPS Charity and Genting UK Deliver Life Changing Gift to a Schoolgirl in Chichester
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CHIPS Charity and Genting UK have presented a brand-new powered wheelchair to a five-year-old girl from Chichester. The wheelchair has been presented at the Genting Casino in Southampton.

Leah Weller, studying in St. Richards Catholic Primary School, has a diagnosis of Mitochondrial Disease. As a result of the disease, Leah needs a specialist powered wheelchair to allow her to move around independently.

However, Leah has now been presented with a new powered wheelchair with hi/lo function that allows her to adjust the height of the seat herself. This new chair will provide Leah with improved mobility.

“Leah and I would like to say thank you to Genting UK, CHIPS Charity and the marathon runners for raising funds and presenting Leah with this new powered wheelchair. Having this wheelchair means so much to her. It offers her a level of comfort and additional features that will change her life for the better. She spends many hours in her chair, and it will give us all peace of mind knowing that she is more comfortable and independent. The impact that this will have on Leah’s life is huge and we are so grateful for everyone’s generosity,” Claudia Weller, Leah’s mum said.

The wheelchair was purchased with funds raised by employees at Genting UK, who ran in the Rock n Roll San Diego Marathon and Half Marathon in June 2018. An amount of £50,000 was raised in total by the five runners from Genting Casino UK and the money was donated to CHIPS.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be able to present Leah with this brand-new chair and it is wonderful to know that it will have such a positive impact on her life. I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you Irene Nuqui and rest of the team for all the effort they have put into raising money for such a worthy charity,” Jon Duffy, Director of Corporate Assurance and Regulatory Affairs at Genting UK said.

“We have been working with Genting for a number of years and I want to thank them for all of their continued hard work and support. They have done an incredible job and helped to change many young lives across the UK for the better,” Linda Lindsay, CHIPS Charity co-founder said.

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