Hanley bar Chicago’s has shown its support for children with life-limiting illnesses by donating £4,600 to the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice to buy specialist equipment.
Ian Orton, manager of the Foundry Street venue, said:
“The donation came from our company’s Echo Trust charity and is a way of giving back to our local community. We nominated Donna Louise because of the valuable work it does to help children and their families.”
Hannah Molloy, fundraising manager at the hospice, said:
“We are very grateful to Chicago’s and the Echo Trust for this generous donation which has paid for specialist ‘positioning’ equipment. All the equipment was identified by our physiotherapist as being important as it means that the children can be positioned in bed, during play on the floor and in the bath in a ‘safe’ position and it also protects the care staff during manual handling operations.”
The Donna Louise provides respite and end of life care for children from Staffordshire and Cheshire at its hospice in Trentham. It currently cares for 250 children each year.
Chicago’s is part of The Deltic Group which operates 58 bars and clubs across the UK, employing more than 2,000 people. Deltic set up the Echo Trust to grant awards to local children’s charities. Since it was established in 2002 the Echo Trust has raised more than £2.5 million. Money is distributed to causes that are important to its customers.