Fundraiser to provide mobility equipment for children

Woolworths customers on the Peninsula are being encouraged to help support a fundraising appeal during October aimed at providing critical mobility equipment for children living with a disability.

Until November 2, customers can purchase a $2 token or round up their purchase to the nearest dollar to donate to the Variety appeal when they shop in-store.

Woolworths Umina and Woy Woy Group Manager, Tim Burr, said the stores were pleased to support the appeal.

“These donations have a direct positive impact on many families and prove a little bit of good can go a long way,” Burr said.

“The dedication and support of our team and the generosity of our customers means we can make a real difference in caring for the community, and we thank all our customers who can make a donation.”

Funds from this month’s Appeal will go towards Variety’s new ‘We Move Grant’, which focuses on providing mobility equipment for children living with a disability like Robert, aged six, who lives with autism spectrum disorder.

Due to Robert’s disability, he has experienced challenges interacting with his peers.

Robert’s Mum, Lauren, said he has experienced challenges interacting with his peers in the playground due to his disability.

“Robert often has challenges with everyday activities, and we are always looking for ways we can help him learn and grow,” she said.

“The assistance we received from Variety was amazing.

“We were granted a play set which has been helping him to learn new skills in concentration, play, coordination while also assisting him with strength issues, joint attention and regulation of his behaviour.”

Variety has partnered with Woolworths across all of its NSW and ACT stores since 2013, and together with the supermarkets customers have raised more than $11 million to date.

Media release, Oct 6