Posted on 27/12/2019
December is the time of goodwill with another Christmas & new year on the way it’s a period of reflection for many – us included! 2019 has been a particularly special year for our communication aids charity celebrated our 50th anniversary, we gained a trustee and we evolved our donation methods. Join us for a look back on some of the most significant moments for The Sequal Trust in 2019.
In September of this year, we turned 50 years old and threw a party to celebrate this momentous milestone. Over the last half a decade we have been supplying communication aid funding to those who are nonverbal, have incoherent speech or serve disabilities and cannot access NHS funding. Amongst our trustees, device providers, patrons, donators, supporters, board members and beyond, we held a party at the Derwen College in Gobowen where we heard from our CEO Judy Ford, our newest trustee and got a performance from our beloved patron Lee Ridley.
New Donation Schemes
One of the most significant changes we made within our communication aid charity this year was signing up for both Amazon Smile and the Invictus Active Donation scheme, enabling people to make donations at no cost to them through these providers. Amazon Smile works in exactly the same way as the traditional Amazon online shopping platform, but users can choose a charity to support, who amazon will gift a small donation towards for each purchase made. The Invictus Active scheme works in much the same way, with this mobility equipment provider it is only purchasing selected products which will then donate £10 towards the selected charity.
We’re exceptionally pleased that this year we have found a new trustee to join our board, called Amy Finney, who has cerebral palsy. From Stockport, she runs both a successful public blog and a private group on Facebook which discuss her journey, struggles and achievements living with a disability. As a member of the board, Amy will be playing an integral part in supplying communication aids to our members who require funding, as well as serving as an inspiration to all people with disabilities.