Manchester United former star helps South Cheshire College student
Published: June 14, 2017
South Cheshire College Health and Social Care student Nina Collins, 19, from Congleton, has received a new powered wheelchair from The Boparan Charitable Trust.
The wheelchair was presented by former Manchester United and England Football team captain, Bryan Robson, along with representatives from The Boparan Charitable Trust and the 2 Sisters Food Group at the College’s The Academy restaurant.
Nina, who has cerebral palsy and is planning to study counselling at university after she completes her College course, said: “I had spinal surgery a few years ago which has meant that my manual wheelchair is very difficult to manoeuvre.
“This new powered wheelchair is amazing – it gives me so much more independence, particularly here at College. I’m able to go to my classes, the library, visit the café as well as take part in lots of social activities much more easily.”
Bryan Robson teamed up with 2 Sisters Food Group for a trek through a North African desert in February this year. The trek raised thousands of pounds for The Boparan Charitable Trust and the Manchester United Foundation.
Bryan Robson said: “It was truly inspirational to meet Nina. It has made all the hard work worthwhile and is hugely rewarding for me and the other two guys from 2 Sisters Food Group who took on the challenge to meet her in the amazing surroundings of her College.”
The Boparan Charitable Trust aims to help children and young people throughout the UK, who are disadvantaged either through poverty, disability or life-limiting conditions.
Baljinder Boparan Trustee for the Charity said “Bryan and the team have been amazing, if anyone else would like to take on a fundraising challenge, please get in contact with our team, help transform even more lives.”
For more information on The Bopraran Charitable Trust visit http://www.theboparancharitabletrust.com.