Firm helps Sheffield children’s charity with donation after theft of bikes

Sheffield childrens postural support equipment manufacturer Jiraffe donated �500 to the Amy's House charity to replace bikes and scooters stolen by thieves. From left, Jayne Hurditch and Antonia Seward of Amys House, and Holly Jenkins, Jiraffe general manager.
Sheffield childrens postural support equipment manufacturer Jiraffe donated �500 to the Amy's House charity to replace bikes and scooters stolen by thieves. From left, Jayne Hurditch and Antonia Seward of Amys House, and Holly Jenkins, Jiraffe general manager.
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A Sheffield business has shown its community spirit by donating £500 to a children’s charity that lost bikes and scooters to thieves.

Staff at Amy’s House in Handsworth were devastated when callous criminals stole specially-adapted bikes and scooters over the Easter weekend.

The bikes were being kept in a store at Ballifield Primary School, and the thieves broke in and took four tricycles, three bicycles and several scooters.

Amy’s House got plenty of offers of help after the theft. And now Sheffield firm Jiraffe, which makes equipment for children with special needs, has donated £500 to spend on their products.

Jayne Hurditch, whose mother and father Meriel and Maurice Littlewood set up Amy’s House in 2003, said: “This donation is a fantastic gesture from Jiraffe. Amy’s House receives no Government funding so we rely on kind donations from both local organisations and the community and this huge amount of money will make an enormous difference for everyone involved with the charity.

“We will now go through the Jiraffe catalogue and choose exactly what we will spend the money on to replace both the stolen and existing old equipment for the children to enjoy using outdoors during the summer months.”

Jiraffe general manager Holly Jenkins said: “Everyone at Jiraffe was saddened to hear of the awful recent thefts from Amy’s House and the impact that this would have on the lives of young, local children.

“After meeting with Jayne and Antonia we couldn’t help but feel inspired by the truly fantastic work that they do to support the local community and we’re delighted therefore to be able to help.”