Tough Ten donation to help local resident stay independent at home

Cheque presentation to DEMAND.
Cheque presentation to DEMAND.

A charity that helps design equipment for less able people has received a funding boost from the Abbots Langley Tough Ten.

DEMAND fundraising manager Denise Gillies was presented with a cheque for £465 by Alison Warner from the 10k race organisation, which will help support local projects.

The charity will be using the funds to make adaptations to a bed, with the aim of helping Abbots Langley resident Betty Harris, 76, get out of bed each morning without the need for assistance.

They previously helped Betty with a custom-made frame to raise the height of her sofa.

The Tough Ten 10k race, first run in 1982 to raise money for local causes, is to be held on October 4 this year and is looking for runners, marshals and volunteers to take part and support the event. Visit the Tough Ten website at to sign up.

Alison Warner, from the Tough Ten, said: “DEMAND is a wonderful locally based charity and the Abbots Langley Tough Ten are delighted to continue to support them. We are especially thrilled to be able to help Betty Harris and hope her newly adapted bed will greatly assist her independence.”

To find out more or to get involved with DEMAND’s work to help enhance the lives of individuals both in the local area and across the UK visit or call Denise on 01923 681800.