Showing posts with label Donna Louise Trust. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Donna Louise Trust. Show all posts

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Up, Up and Away! Balloon Ride Auction by 'Stairlift King' Keith

It might come as a surprise to find out that Keith, the managing director of Castle Comfort Stairlifts, wouldn't be that comfortable with heights. After all, he does spend quite a lot of time personally seeing to the surveying and measuring of many people's staircases, some of which can be very steep!

So being used to heights, his team had clubbed together to buy six tickets for a hot air balloon ride for his birthday.

However, after a recent brush with the council planning office, (which will be another story) involving balancing up a ladder to attend to the eye-catching signs on the local landmark of Bank House, he had developed a touch of vertigo and has decided to auction the tickets for the Wickers World balloon ride company, for a flight setting off from the Shugborough Estate.  The proceeds of this will be donated to charity.

Senior Stairlifts Engineer Malcolm Tackles The Heights
  With Keith Firmly On the Ground!
Nearly all of the balloon flights you would have seen near the Trentham or Shugborough estates are from Wickers, which have been going as long as Castle Comfort, virtually twenty years. 

Setting off in just the right weather conditions you will be rewarded with panoramic views of mile upon mile of the Staffordshire countryside, stretching off into the horizon.  This is something which has to be seen to be believed, and is often a once in a lifetime opportunity.

What makes this auction extra special is that the highest bidder will be sharing this breathtaking experience by being joined by 5 of their closest friends, family or work colleagues - whoever they choose to accompany them.  And if that isn't enough, all of their generous bid will be donated to the Donna Louise Children's Hospice, so it's all in a good cause.

To make your offer for these special tickets, which are worth nearly £800, please contact 01782 611411 or you can bid by email to  
The auction closes on 31st October 2016 so you have time to organise who you will take. Happy bidding!

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Phil The Power Taylor Buys His Mum A Riser Recliner Chair

Phil's Mum Scores A Bullseye With Her Choice Of New Chair

"Keith delivered the chair personally within half an hour and my mum's previous one was taken to a friend's house with no cost. All professional, organised and simply aiming everything just right!"

Castle Comfort staff knew Phil supports many local good causes in Stoke on Trent. So on delivery of his mum's riser recliner chair, asked for permission if they could use the photos and short films taken on our blog and website, and in return would make a donation to one of his favourite charities.

Phil was delighted, and mentioned without hesitation 'Donna Louise' So it's a top score on the day for all... Castle Comfort achieved more business and delighted to have a celebrity of this status in the client list, and Phil Taylor's mum is over the moon.

Not least, Donna Louise, a marvellous institution doing a fantastic job will now have received a cheque for £150. (see pic below)
Acknowledgement from Donna Louise Children's Hospital Trust

Phil had said that they had been to a few places looking for chairs and that Castle Comfort had the largest selection.  His mum was pleased because she had finally found a chair that was just "so comfortable."

So thanks again Phil for kindly allowing us to use the picture and video and we trust your mum is very happy with her new purchase.

Keith, Ann and Dr.Stirling - Castle Comfort Centre

Thursday, 20 December 2012

West End Village Stoke Xmas Hamper Presentation

On Monday at West End Village Stoke Castle Comfort Centre's Keith Simpson and Dr. Neil Stirling were presenting the winners, Brian and Phyllis, who are residents of West End Village Stoke with their Christmas Hamper.

Representatives from Blackfriars School, Donna Louise Trust and the Salvation Army were on hand to be awarded cheques which were the proceeds raised from selling the raffle tickets in local Sainsburys and Morrisons supermarkets.

Many thanks to Jan from West End Village who enabled the presentation to be filmed in the main foyer just before the childrens choir made their entrance.

The video is below click in the middle to watch it.

West End Village is an extracare over 55's housing development that won Best of British design awards when built in 2011.  It has 100 apartments available from Staffordshire Housing Association on a shared ownership basis.  A 2 bedroom flat is approximately £95,000.

The development has a gym, hairdressing salon and restaurant and there is an amazing lifelike painting in the grounds of a narrowboat from Stoke artist +Rob Pointon

The most often purchased products from our mobility aids showroom are riser recliner chairs, adjustable beds and walking sticks.  We have a number of West End Village residents as customers and provide free delivery to any local address.

Some lovely thank-you notes have been received, for our Christmas charity donations.  Firstly from the Blackfriars and Coppice Federation which is below.

The next one we have is the Donna Louise Hospice Trust.

And thirdly we have had a note from the Salvation Army in Chesterton who have been able to donate gifts to over 5000 families in North Staffordshire.

Whatever the time of year if you need to be more comfortable with sitting, standing, walking around or sleeping then one or more of our mobility products can help you there.  See our website to find out more.