Store cash boost for youngsters

All smiles Granville Lodge manager Lisa Powton pictured with residentJohno Sholder(cor). Picture by Tom Collins.

All smiles Granville Lodge manager Lisa Powton pictured with residentJohno Sholder(cor). Picture by Tom Collins.

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CHILDREN with complex special needs are one step closer to experiencing their very first holiday thanks to a kind supermarket donation.

Granville Lodge, in Hartlepool’s Granville Avenue, provides long term and respite care for children with physical disabilities and complex needs.

The dedicated members of staff work closely with all of the youngsters and have been on a fundraising drive to raise cash to pay for a break for the children later this year.

And their efforts were helped after Asda, in Hartlepool, agreed to donate £200.

Lisa Powton, manager of Granville Lodge, said: “We were absolutely delighted when we found out Asda were supporting us.

“We had filled in a fundraising form with them and they got in touch with us to say they were more than happy to help out.”

Lisa explained the importance of a short holiday for some of the children at Granville Lodge.

“It’s the fact they have never been away before,” she said.

“It will be great for them to experience it, I’m sure they will love a break away.

“They do have complex health needs so it is quite difficult to take them to certain places but we are going to raise as much money as we can and hopefully book a break for them in October.”

The staff at Granville Lodge will be hugely grateful for any other donations to help pay for the holiday.

Any companies who can support the facility should call (01429) 222247.