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Westminster City Guardian raises funds for DLF

23rd February 2009

Westminster City Guardian Edward Chapman is raising funds in aid of the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF), a charity based on the Harrow Road where he patrols.

Edward decided to raise funds by running the Sussex half marathon, completing 13 miles.

Edward started working as a City Guardian last September and discovered DLF whilst on his patrol. Impressed with the work that the charity does to help and provide advice to older and disabled people and their carers he decided to raise much needed funds.

Edward commented, “Part of the role of a City Guardian is to interact with the community and therefore it is important I know about local services. DLF runs an Equipment Demonstration Centre on the Harrow Road where people can meet healthcare professionals and receive information and advice on equipment to help with daily living. They are always so helpful and friendly and I wanted to do my bit to help.”

Chris Shaw, DLF's Chief Executive, commented: “I am delighted that Edward has chosen to support DLF both financially and by helping raise awareness of our services in the local community. We work very closely with Westminster City Council and it is great that one of their employees has chosen to support what we do in his own free time.”

Edward set up a Justgiving page to raise the funds for DLF and if you would like to support him please visit http://www.justgiving.com/edwardchapman1

If you would like to try out items of equipment for yourself under the guidance of a qualified therapist, you can visit the Equipment Demonstration Centre. Please call the DLF Helpline on 0300 999 0004 to make an appointment (Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm; Textphone: 020 7432 8009.

Further information and images

Please contact Hugh Dobie, Marketing Officer, Disabled Living Foundation on tel 020 7289 6111 ext 211 or email hugh.dobie@dlf.org.uk

Notes for editors

DLF is the UK’s leading source of expert information, advice and training on independent living for older or disabled people. We want every older or disabled person to have the impartial information and expert advice they need to make choices about their daily lives – and front-line staff to be well trained and well informed.

DLF's information is disseminated through a wide range of services. Members of the public can obtain advice from DLF's Helpline service, which responds to up to 25,000 enquiries a year, or try products out at its Equipment Demonstration Centre in London, one of the largest in the UK.

DLF also provides a range of online services at www.dlf.org.uk, including:

  • ‘Living made easy’, (www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk), an impartial advice and information website about daily living equipment.
  • Free factsheets giving advice on a wide range of topics about disability and mobility products and choosing equipment for older and disabled people.
  • AskSARA, (www.asksara.org.uk), an online advice tool that guides people to appropriate useful advice and information on products that can help them.

Healthcare professionals benefit from DLF Data, the UK’s only comprehensive and up-to-date database of daily living equipment and assistive technology and an extensive Training Programme including a variety of bespoke courses. They also attend the DLF Moving & Handling People conference, an annual event in 3 parts comprising an exhibition, practical workshops and plenary sessions.


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