A CHARD charity has received a boost in the form of a £2,500 donation.

The Maximus Foundation UK has awarded the grant to Zellweger UK to boost the charity’s services for children with Zellweger Spectrum Disorder, an incurable genetic condition.

The charity provides equipment, support and practical advice for families and siblings who are affected by this condition across the UK.

The donation forms a part of the Foundation’s dedicated fundraising to help local charities nationwide affected by the Covid-19 crisis and was awarded via a virtual cheque presentation by a Maximus Foundation trustee.

Natasha Anderson-Hunt, chair of Zellweger UK, said: “We would like to thank the Maximus Foundation for this donation, which has helped us ensure the restart of our summer family conferences in 2022.

"These events allow families the chance to connect with each other while their children receive therapies and multi-sensory stimulating play, providing a much-needed reprieve after such a difficult period.”

Maximus Foundation UK is a not-for-profit enterprise committed to supporting charities that have been nominated by employees.

These charities are committed to helping disadvantaged people and make a real difference to people’s lives through health, employment or community development.

In 2020, Maximus Foundation UK awarded grant beneficiaries totalling £95,000.

Di Briggs, chair of the Maximus Foundation UK, said: “The outlook for smaller charities across the UK continues to be very challenging. So we’re delighted to be able to help Zellweger UK continue their amazing work helping children with this condition, and their families."