Charities

HELPING LOCAL CHARITIES

In a bid to keep business local, we actively support our own local charities. In working with these fantastic companies, we’re able to give a little back.

Increasing positive experiences for children and young people throughout the UK, who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged.

Variety Provides both practical help, including Variety Sunshine Coaches, Variety wheelchairs and specialist equipment through our grants programmes, as well as creating memorable childhood experiences in our Variety at work scheme.

We work closely with the North West region of Variety, which is based in the thriving city centre of Manchester. The Variety north West office covers an area from Cumbria in the North, to Staffordshire in the south, as well as Lancashire, Cheshire and Blackpool.

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Our goal, and MADD plan, is to provide every UK school with a Teacher Training Programme that will make a DIRECT difference with Bullying & mental health issues. As well as training teachers, we will be developing a training programme for parents.

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EAFA – England Amputee Football Association

Our goal, and MADD plan, is to provide every UK school with a Teacher Training Programme that will make a DIRECT difference with Bullying & mental health issues. As well as training teachers, we will be developing a training programme for parents.

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Hi Stephen and Keith,

Firstly, thank you for once again supporting us as a charity for the second year.

Your huge donations have made it possible for 13 amputee children to travel to Germany with a parent and represent England at a training camp playing amputee football against countries from all over the world.  Without you supporting us this would not have been possible.

We as a charity cannot even begin to tell you how much this means to us.

The England Amputee Football Association is a charity (328551) and everything we do or attend we must fundraise for so as you can see you have helped us so much.

These are amazing young boys aged between 5 and 16.

They have already been through so much in their short lives and now to be given the opportunity to travel abroad to play a sport they love and it’s mostly thanks to your generosity as a company CBG will always hold a special place in the hearts of the children involved .

When people see an amputee it’s always the same impression “ oh they’ve got no leg”  or “ oh they’ve got no arm “ but you didn’t do that , you took the time out to listen to our story and chose us as your charity for the second year .

Every amputee has a story whether it be through birth defect , cancer , car accidents or an accident in general , you cannot even begin to imagine the pain and suffering these kids have been through and you have made it possible for them to smile and feel as though they belong.

Your money has gone a long way and without hesitation once again you were there for us.

I have a personal story as my son Jamie is a local boy. Jamie was born without his foot and a short right leg , he was always told he would never ever play mainstream football due to his heavy prosthesis but one day whilst attending a football match a man came along and asked us if we had ever heard of amputee football, at the time we hadn’t , off he went to his first training session ( he was 8 at the time ) and since that day has never looked back , Jamie now plays for England under 23’s squad , Everton and has recently been selected for England’s final 20 provisional squad and he is only 16 years old .

Then we have Ben , at the age of 9 Ben was complaining to his mum of a pain in his leg , at first it was put down to growing pains by the doctor but Ben’s mum wouldn’t let this lie and demanded a scan , by then it was too late and it was discovered that he had a rare form of cancer in his leg called osteosarcoma, the only way to save Ben’s life was to amputate his leg, Ben now plays for England u23’s and Manchester City .

This is just two of the boys who’s dreams CBG have made come true. You could only begin to imagine the other 11 boys’ stories that you have helped smile and made lasting memories for.

So once again we Thank you so very, very much.

Our best wishes and thanks to you all at CBG

Elaine and all the England junior amputee.