Financial boost for local disability and autism charity, SeeAbility

Newbury Building Society has donated £1,250 to SeeAbility to purchase much-needed specialist physio equipment.  

The donation from the Society’s Community Support Scheme has enabled the charity to purchase a specialist waterbed that allows all eight wheelchair residents to feel a sense of freedom and encourage movement.  

Isabel Tolson, Physiotherapy assistant at SeeAbility said “The waterbed will be an invaluable piece of equipment that will help us create peaceful and relaxing physio sessions in Tadley. The people we support at Fir Tree Lodge are eager to start the sessions and we’re all very excited to receive the funding for the waterbed. Thank you, Newbury Building Society.” 

Aside from specialist residential support, SeeAbility provide several person-centred programmes including in-house physiotherapy. The combination of programmes enables those they support to maintain the movement they have and build new skills, develop muscle memory and help them be mobile.  

Alice Dearlove, Marketing and Communications Assistant at Newbury Building Society visited the charity and said: “It was a pleasure to be invited down to Fir Tree Lodge to see first-hand the amazing work those at SeeAbility do. The waterbed is a much-needed piece of equipment that will provide great benefits to all eight residents.” 

Applications for the Community Support Scheme funding are considered four times a year and the next deadline is Sunday 29 August 2021.  

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