GETTING around is now much easier for teachers and students at The Foundation for Conductive Education college in Moseley, thanks to the generosity of caring pharmacy staff in Solihull.
The Northbrook, Shirley branch of the Adam Myers Group - in Northbrook Road - has donated a Ford Fiesta worth nearly £10,000, paid for with money raised at various events over a year.
Pharmacy manager Dean Dookhan said the company was so impressed with the work carried out by the foundation for hundreds of people every year that it was decided to help the staff with their work.
“I have heard reports from so many customers about the excellent work achieved at the foundation for people with head injuries, strokes and others with movement difficulties, so we just had to play our part,” he added.
Moving staff and students around on placement across the region or further afield was always difficult, said conductive therapist Gyorgy Bokros, who hails from Hungary. “But now we have the pool car, which saves on time and expense. It is a wonderful gesture for which we are so grateful.”
Training administrator Emma Mulligan added: ”We have students undertaking three-year degree courses as well as outreach facilities at Coventry and Cheltenham so life will now be much less stressful and we can respond to situations even quicker.”
More than 30 children and 100 adults are receiving treatment at the foundation’s Cannon Hill House headquarters at Moseley.
The Adam Myers Group is a Midland regional chain of small village pharmacies. Mr Dookhan said the Shirley pharmacy prides itself on providing a comprehensive service, including home delivery, smoking cessation courses, regular medical advice and blister packs.