Diana Thompson suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Polymyaglia, Thrombosis and Lymphodema. Despite these complex issues, she remains positive and leads a worthwhile life teaching art which she wants to continue doing as long as she can.
Before applying to The Hospital Saturday Fund as well as other organisations, it was becoming increasingly evident that her life was becoming very limited as she was able to do less and less using her walker.
Funding from The Hospital Saturday Fund
The Hospital Saturday Fund provided funding towards a mobility scooter for Diana. This has transformed her life.
How Diana benefited from the grant
“I am totally thrilled and overcome by my beautiful, automatically folding mobility scooter and the crucial hoist which lifts it in and out of the boot of my car at the touch of two buttons. I can suddenly go out with friends, visit galleries, go to craft fairs, shops, explore open gardens and enjoy endless more pleasures, especially appreciated having had to do without them for quite a while!” Diana Thompson
If you would like to find out more about our grants for individuals, please visit this page: https://hospitalsaturdayfund.org/apply-for-a-grant
The Hospital Saturday Fund is a member of the Association of Charitable Organisations (ACO).
What is the ACO?
The Association of Charitable Organisations is the national umbrella body for charities that give grants and welfare support to individuals in need. Founded in 1946, it is a powerful and growing network of over 100 members, all joined by the common goal of offering support to help people in need.
Awareness day – 22nd January 2020
On 22 January 2020, the ACO will be running the ‘One Day Changes Lives’ campaign. On that day, it will be highlighting the work done by its member charities, sharing the stories of people whose lives were turned around thanks to the support they received. The aim is to show how an individual act of support granted by a charity one day can have a huge impact in improving someone’s life. Together, individual acts by ACO charities amount to a colossal positive impact on society.
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