Ms Karia was present as 17-year old Sam Ardley was presented with a specially designed sit-to-stand wheelchair. The new chair will help Sam, who suffers from the degenerative muscle-wasting condition, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, to maintain his muscles. It will also give him the freedom to interact with friends and achieve his goal of going to college.
“It’s clear to see that Sam’s new wheelchair will make a hugely positive impact on his life” says Ms Karia. “The Boparan Charitable Trust has given him the ability to complete everyday tasks with less difficulty; something that most of us take for granted. I’m extremely honoured to be a part of today’s presentation on behalf of GPI.”
The BCT helps children throughout the UK who are disadvantaged by poverty, disability or life-limiting conditions. Founded by food manufacturer and GPI customer, 2 Sisters Food Group in 2009, the charity prides itself on being one of the country’s most efficient charities, reaching as many children in need of help and support in the quickest possible time.
“The fantastic work the Boparan Charitable Trust does wouldn’t be possible without the help of its supporters. It’s a charity I genuinely feel passionate about and I would encourage anyone with an interest to contact BCT to get involved.”