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Ingrid Anderson presents cheque

To the Sick Children's Trust on behalf of BITA. For the second year running, members of the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) have chosen to support The Sick Children's Trust and raised £2125 following a charity raffle held during the Association's summer ball.

A cheque for the donation was presented on 9th July 2007 at Rainbow House, near Great Ormond Street Hospital to Sandra Williams of The Sick Children's Trust, on behalf of BITA by association members Derek and Ingrid Anderson of Powercell Industrial Battery Engineers Ltd. Ingrid put forward the Trust as a charity to support having stayed in Rainbow House, one of their 'Homes from Home' at Great Ormond Street Hospital when her son, Joe Anderson, was taken seriously ill.

Ingrid described the 'Home from Home' as “fantastic” and went on to say that Rainbow House was “comfortable, clean and inviting, it really did feel like a 'Home from Home'”.

Claudette Watson, CEO of The Sick Children's Trust said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the BITA for their support once again this year. We are very grateful to them and to the Anderson family for choosing to support The SCT so generously.”

For 25 years The Sick Children's Trust has been providing 'Home from Home' accommodation for the families of sick children whilst they receive vital hospital treatment, far from their family home.

It is widely believed in the medical community that having their family nearby can significantly aid a child's recovery. The houses funded by The Sick Children's Trust provide safe, secure accommodation and support to families in their time of need.

The Sick Children's Trust is funded entirely by voluntary donations and helps up to 3900 families every year. It costs The SCT £25 to house a family for a night, and families are able to stay for as long as they need to, be it a week, a month, or a year.

For further information, please contact Andy Pickering, Head of Fundraising at The Sick Children's Trust. Email: andy@sickchildrenstrust.org, Tel: 020 7791 2266. www.sickchildrenstrust.org

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