Australian Leukodystrophy Support Group

Cops for Kids has recently made a $15,000 donation to the Australian Leukodystrophy Support Group (ALSD). Leukodystrophies are a group of degenerative genetic diseases that affect the nervous system. They most often take hold during childhood, with many losing the ability to see, hear, walk, sit up or even swallow. There is no cure for Leukodystrophy and the impact on families is devastating. The donation by CFK will pay for specialised support for many South Australian families who have a child with this disease.

For more information about ALDS visit www.alds.org.au

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St Vincent De Paul CEO Sleepout

Deputy Commissioner Grant Stevens has signed up again this year to participate in the St Vincent De Paul CEO Sleepout. This year the sleepout will be held on 25 June in Victoria Square. All money raised by the Deputy Commissioner will be directed to the St Vincent De Paul Children’s Social Equity Fund, which supports many children in the northern and southern suburbs.

Last year CFK dollar matched funds raised by the Deputy Commissioner and his fundraising teams to the value of $5000.

This year CFK has challenged Mr Stevens to raise $10,000 which will again be matched dollar for dollar by CFK!

To follow the Deputy Commissioner’s fundraising efforts or to donate follow this link: www.ceosleepout.org.au

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Freedom Wheels Project – Technical Aid to the Disabled

On 14 May 2015, Cops for Kids made a $10,000 donation to Technical Aid to the Disabled (SA) Inc. (TADSA) to put towards their Freedom Wheels Project. TADSA is a group of retired persons who customise and modify pushbikes for children with disabilities. This very special service allows children with all sorts of mobility issues the ability to enjoy the simple pleasure and thrill of riding a bike. Many of the children require unique bikes with special equipment and as you can imagine, building these bikes require specialist skills.

You can find out more about TADSA by visiting their website www.tadsa.org.au

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