Materials handling supplier Briggs Equipment are helping disabled children across the UK – with staff going that extra mile to raise funds.

Cannock based Briggs have so far raised almost £52,500 for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children after making them their charity of the year in 2017. The money raised has been used to fully or partially fund equipment for 84 children, including wheelchairs, buggies and car seats.

Briggs are continuing their fundraising for Newlife with Toni Collier, Supplier Relations Team Leader at Cannock based Briggs Equipment on track to run in the Virgin London Marathon after reaching her fundraising target for Newlife, thanks to a £500 pledge from Briggs themselves. Newlife is the largest UK charity providing specialist equipment for disabled or terminally ill children –

Toni Collier raised a further £2,000 through sponsorship and events including a Christmas raffle and a recent 80’s night to gain the place on Team Newlife for the Virgin London Marathon taking place on April 22.

SHD Awards – Register Interest Leaders in materials handling solutions, Briggs Equipment is the exclusive UK distributor for the Hyster and Yale ranges of forklift trucks and other materials handling equipment.

A member of the Chase Harriers running club, Toni said: “Newlife has always meant a lot to me as I worked in the first Newlife shop in Cannock as a teenager when it opened more than 25 years ago and my grandparents also volunteered their time.

“I ran the London Marathon in April 2012 which was held on my dad’s 60th birthday. We lost him in 2016 so as the London Marathon falls on his birthday again this year I feel like he will be with me every step of the way.”

Newlife’s Deputy Community Fundraising Manager, Chris Fielding, said: “We are so grateful to Toni and to Briggs Equipment for all their amazing support. They are truly changing children’s lives across the UK through vital disability equipment and it is a constant pleasure to work with them.”

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