A 3-year-old boy with Cerebral Palsy is now enjoying a whole new way of life thanks to the customers and staff Beacon Bingo in Loughborough, and their fundraiser.
Luis Burnage was given a special new customised wheelchair to help boost his mobility after everyone at the Beacon Hall managed to pull together some money to raise funds.
This operator currently has 8 bingo halls across the UK and is also one of the main fund-raisers for CHIPS. This is a charity set up by the gaming and casino industry, which aims to provide specialised wheelchairs for kids and teenagers with mobility problems.
Luis currently lives with his mother Alison as well as his 16-year-old sister Renee. He has no independent mobility, because of his severe condition.
Alison Burnage stated that she is really thankful to Beacon Bingo as well as CHIPS for this gift. Her son is quite young and in spite of his condition; he fully understands the concept of movement.
She added that this is an entirely new way of life for her child and it will make the daily routines so much easier for both of them. She concluded saying how much Luis loves toys that move, and how excited he when he realised that the chair moved as well.
Andrew Collier, the manager at the Beacon Bingo Hall in Loughborough, stated that it is so rewarding to see that their fundraising efforts will make a difference in a child’s life. He added that Luis is a very happy and upbeat little boy and they are very happy they had the opportunity to help him out.