Charity speechless as it secures £10,000-a-year donation
- Credit: Facebook/Scampers/Archant
A charity set up in memory of a teenager who died of cancer has thanked a pet shop after securing a £10,000-a-year donation.
Scampers Natural Pet Store of Soham will continue to support the Liam Fairhurst Foundation after it merged with the Pets Corner brand earlier this year.
CEO Dean Richmond has pledged to donate the five-figure sum to the charity, launched by Callum Fairhurst after his brother Liam died in 2009.
“I’ve been trying to think of a way to put into words how much of an impact this will make to everyone the charity supports,” Callum said.
A £1,000 donation has already been used to support families of children with complex needs, as well as a holiday for one family.
Callum added: “We used a Pets Corner donation as financial support for another family who’ve spent a substantial amount of time in hospital.
“Just imagine how far £10,000 a year is going to go!”
- 1 Pastor in freedom of speech and job fight over Pride tweet
- 2 Two food businesses closed after cockroach infestations found
- 3 Teenage moped rider seriously injured in crash
- 4 Missing woman back home
- 5 Petition launched to save village pub
- 6 Pub company comes out fighting to keep controversial cuppa sign
- 7 College pupils bring School of Rock to life on stage
- 8 Man suffers injuries after A142 morning crash
- 9 WATCH: Emotional tribute to honour and remember crash victim
- 10 Zip-shaped mark on Rikki's body came from his anorak – the one used to strangle him, court told
The Liam Fairhurst Foundation was set up to help young people affected by cancer, disabilities and illness, such as through financial support to families and giving children a chance to meet celebrities.