BHTA steps up to the challenge for Scope

Pictured left to right: Phil Rice, Sally Edgington, Alastair Gibbs
, Gino  Farruggio, Chris Rennard, and Craig Wills and Annie Blanchford from Scope

The British Healthcare Trades Association’s Stairlifts and Access Section presented national disability charity Scope with a cheque for over £3,600 at the British Healthcare Trades Awards held on the 30th November in London's Park Plaza Riverbank hotel.

The Section took on the challenge in September to raise money for Scope, a charity working to ensure equal opportunities for disabled people in the UK.120 participants from 10 BHTA member companies walked some 36 million steps (over 18,000-miles) and raised a total of £3,643.

The cheque was presented to Craig Wills and Annie Blanchford from Scope by representatives from the Stairlifts and Access Section - Gino Farruggio, Phil Rice, Alastair Gibbs and the BHTA’s Chris Rennard and Sally Edgington – at the British Healthcare Trades Awards 2017.

The Association’s Stairlift and Access Section says due to the success of the event, the initiative is planned to be rolled out across the BHTA next year with a different chosen charity receiving the money.

To find out more about Scope, visit the website HERE