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  • Langlands Garden Centre helps Emma reach fundraising target

    Staff at Langlands Garden Centre are celebrating after helping a local girl reach target for a new electric powerchair.
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    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.
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    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.
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    These included a family fun day on Sunday 5 August at Goodmanham Dale.
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    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.
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    ?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.
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    “We?re so pleased that she will soon be able to enjoy the freedom of having her own powerchair!?

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