BBC presenter Nick Knowles has helped local charity FitzRoy raise a staggering £15,000 through a TV appeal.
The Lifeline film was shown at the end of January and seen by 2 million viewers, and via website and social media links by a further 500,000 people. The film featured DIY SOS’s Nick Knowles, who visited a local registered care home as part of the filming process.
Nick Knowles commented “I am very happy to support FitzRoy’s BBC Lifeline appeal. I have seen for myself how they transform the lives of adults with learning disabilities. Giving people choice is a key priority for the charity, and every day this is achieved for individuals through a mix of personalised support and practical assistance around their homes”
Funds raised by the appeal will enable FitzRoy to purchase more assistive technology devices for the people the charity supports, who often have little or no personal money. The TV film kicks off a year of fundraising for assistive technology for the charity, which has its head office in Petersfield, Hampshire.
You can see still see the film on this website.