Every year Universal Care’s office staff select a worthwhile charity to which to make a donation. For 2019, they chose the Niemann-Pick Research Foundation.
Niemann-Pick Disease, Type C (NPC) is a rare terminal neurological disease and there are less than 100 people in the UK with this disease and around 1000 worldwide. David and Sue French have a son, William, who is now 17 years old and suffers from NPC. In 2011 they decided to set up a charity which had the objective to fund research into NPC and the means of controlling, managing and eventually curing the disease. Their objective was also to disseminate the research results to the public.
In making the presentation on behalf of Universal Care, Care Manager Kelly Lawrie said that the staff had given very careful consideration to selecting a charity and the Niemann-Pick Research Foundation was chosen for many reasons which included the enthusiasm of the Trustees to initiate research into this life-limiting disease.
Apart from presenting a cheque to Sue French, Universal Care’s support of the Niemann-Pick Research Foundation is shown publicly by the logo displayed on the back of their all-electric Smart car.