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How you can help this Preston Mum’s disability support enterprise

Posted on - 19th April, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston News
Christine Singleton is the woman behind Skiggle
Christine Singleton is the woman behind Skiggle

A Preston Mum is raising funds to grow the disability support enterprise that was inspired by her son.

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Christine Singleton started Skiggle in 2016 after struggling to access the equipment needed to help care for her son, who has Cerebral Palsy.

A non-profit online community, Skiggle helps people who come into contact with disabilities in a personal or professional capacity. Their primary goal is to provide a support network for users to be able to send an SOS when they need immediate practical help.

Read more: Preston mum sets up self-help website for those with disabilities

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Christine said, “Many of the individuals who come into contact with disabilities have a significant store of consumables such as feeding accessories, breathing apparatus and continence products, and have also been in a situation where a vital consumable is missing.

“The idea is to create a network of individuals willing to help others by providing missing consumables, free of charge and from their own surplus stock, in times of need.”

The Skiggle community currently has around 1,000 members, but they are keen to grow their membership into the many thousands.

Skiggle administrator, Helen Taylor, will kick off the fundraising activities when she runs her first half-marathon in Manchester on Sunday 20 May.

Helen Taylor from Skiggle in training for the half-marathon
Helen in training for the half-marathon

Helen said, “Skiggle is a self-funded enterprise, and we rely on donations and sponsorships from users in order to provide the best service possible.

“The Skiggle SOS feature has already made a real difference. However by growing the community nationwide, we will have a better chance of ensuring that consumable emergencies can be solved.

“To do this we need to invest in marketing materials and attend exhibitions so we can reach as many people as possible. Any donation will make a huge difference to us being able to achieve our aim.”

To find out more, visit the Skiggle website or follow Skiggle on Facebook where you can access their “support, chat and share” group. You can donate via the Skiggle Go Fund Me page.

What do you think of the work Skiggle is doing? Let us know in the comments below.

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