Two cheques were presented yesterday to the GeeWizz charitable foundation, which supports children and young adults in Suffolk and Norfolk who suffer from life-threatening conditions, disability or cancer.
Founder Gina Long MBE said: “As a small charity, we were dancing and crying with joy when we heard the news about this generous donation from the Council. It will really help our work. We have just presented a much-needed ‘Magic Carpet’ to the Bridge School, which will be used by over 100 children every week and now we will be able to assist the Thomas Wolsey Ormiston in Ipswich. Having visited them following the cheque presentation, the funds given by Ipswich Borough Council, will help purchase garden sensory equipment, as part of an overall garden redevelopment at the academy, of which plans are still being drawn up.“
Gina and her charity colleagues, Jade Perry, and Crystal Barber (the “GeeWizzers”) received the donation from Emma Helyard of the Council’s Bereavement Services.
The national recycling scheme is endorsed by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management. After each cremation, and with the agreement of the family, the metals from the coffin, along with orthopaedic implants, are recycled.
To be considered for support from GeeWizz Charity go to: www.geewizzcharity.com