Staff at Langlands Garden Centre are celebrating after helping a local girl reach target for a new electric powerchair.
Emma Hodson, 14, had her first operation at 16 hours old and relies on a wheelchair full time. She enjoys taking part in sports such as wheelchair races with Leeds City athletics club. She also plays powerchair football with Hull and East Riding Electric Eels.
When they found out Emma was hoping to raise £8,000 for her own powerchair, staff at the garden centre got involved in fundraising activities.
These included a family fun day on Sunday 5 August at Goodmanham Dale.
It wasn’t all fun and games though. Director James Ducker took part in the Yorkshire Tough Mudder event in July. He, and a colleague Claire Share raised £1,200. It brought the total raised by Langlands Garden Centre to a fantastic £3,182.74.
Emma’s father works at Langlands Garden Centre
James said: “Emma’s father Ian is a team member at Langlands Garden Centre in Shiptonthorpe. When we heard about Emma’s appeal we knew we wanted to do whatever we could to help.
“Staff committed to the cause. It’s fantastic to know that the money we raised has helped give Emma the final push to surpass her goal.
“We’re so pleased that she will soon be able to enjoy the freedom of having her own powerchair!”