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As we approach the end of our current financial year the Trustees have taken the decison to close the charity as at 31 March 2018, being our financial year end. We know this may come as a surprise but we have no doubt we have taken the right decision. As a registered charity we are aware of the importance to act responsibly at all times. There are a number of reasons, some personal, why we have taken this decision at this time. In addition to this our income has also reduced considerably during the current financial year as have equipment enquiries. Since July 2017 we have only had one enquiry for an item of equipment which we felt we could support and which fits our criteria. We will shortly make a final donation to the MDUK Duchenne Research Breakthrough Fund which we have supported annually during the past 10 years. Following this, in line with the Charity Commission for NI guidelines for closure and, together with our Constitution’s Dissolution Clause, we will make donations to two other charities with similar aims. We will be posting items on each of these in due course and in late March a final message on what the charity has achieved over the past 10 years which will also thank everyone for their support.

Mitchell House Pupils Benefit From Invictus Active Trainer

Mitchell House Pupils Benefit From Invictus Active Trainer

Sarah tests the Invictus

Mitchell House Pupils Benefit From Invictus Active Trainer

Invictus Trainer

We recently purchased an item of equipment for Mitchell House School, Belfast which is a co-educational school for children with physical disabilities. As we have purchased equipment for them before the Assistant Physio Karen Johnston emailed to ask if we could consider funding an Invictus Active Trainer Wheelchair Treadmill package. This consists of a “treadmill” or a “rolling road” to enable wheelchair users to push their own wheelchair to improve fitness, balance and technique together with a stand with a bluetooth sensor to display all the measurements to...

Maeve’s Happy Face Says Her Tomcat Trike Is Great

Maeve’s Happy Face Says Her Tomcat Trike Is Great

The charity recently purchased a customised Tomcat Fizz trike for Maeve McCooey. Maeve is aged four, lives in Omagh, Northern Ireland and has Cerebral Palsy which affects all four limbs. Her mum Jennifer contacted the charity as she felt a special trike would help Maeve with her independence and also improve the strength in her legs. We received a letter of recommendation from Maeve’s physio who said Maeve is dependent on others for all her activities and uses a walker at home. She has a standing frame to aid with hip development and...

About the Fund

The Christopher McCollum Fund was set up in 2008, to provide funds to help purchase a wheelchair, or other equipment for young people aged 18 or under who have a disability or illness and which may be life limited. The Constitution of the Fund permits it to raise funds and support these young people throughout the UK. They should have the opportunity to receive the best quality of equipment they need as soon as possible.

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Humanitarian Award 2016 Ards & North Down Borough Council

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Sainsburys Charity of the Year

UK Campaigners of the Year 2012