Supporting adults and children with cerebral palsy

Videx Charitable Trust was established to raise money for the purchase of highly specialised equipment that’s required to accommodate the physical needs of those living with cerebral palsy, and help make their lives easier.

What do we do?

Our mission is to raise money that is used to buy equipment that helps cerebral palsy sufferers lead the most fulfilling life they can. We want to improve the quality of life of those living with the condition by enabling them to become as active as possible.

Cerebral palsy is very close to the heart and mind of John Rickard, the Managing Director of Videx Security. 36 years ago, John’s son Danial was born with cerebral palsy and he has experienced, first-hand, the daily challenges cerebral palsy sufferers face, and how crucial the equipment they use is in supporting their independence. With the right support, those with cerebral palsy can lead an active life. Danial is able to work full time and leads a fulfilling, happy life.

Who are we?

Videx Charitable Trust has been established by Videx Security, a leading distributor and manufacturer of access control and door entry systems across the UK, that’s been operating for more than 30 years.

Setting up the Videx Charitable Trust was one of our lifelong goals and is a huge achievement for us. We hope to reach individuals and families across the UK, affected by cerebral palsy, by funding the cost of the equipment needed to help make their lives better.

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Our latest news

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Our New Website Launches!

We’re very excited to announce the launch of our brand new website!

The Videx Charitable Trust website is aimed to help increase awareness of what we do – raise funds to purchase essential equipment for those living with cerebral palsy – and help as many people as we can.

Annual Charity Golf Day

Each year, we host a charity golf day at Old Ford Manor in Hertfordshire. It’s a great day, which everyone who gets involved thoroughly enjoys.

The event raises such a valuable amount of money for the purchase of much needed equipment for cerebral palsy sufferers and we’d like to thank everyone who donates – every last penny goes straight to the Trust – and it’s very much appreciated.

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Helping Children With Cerebral Palsy

We’ve recently bought a wide range of essential equipment that’s been donated to The Bobath Centre in London, which provides specialist care for children living with cerebral palsy.

We purchased three therapy benches and a range of specific adaptive equipment that provides the children with specific sensory benefits, helping them with balance, movement and development of motor skills so that they can lead a more comfortable and independent life.

Our Annual Charity Golf Day is 21!

We’re so proud to be hosting our charity golf day for the 21st consecutive year on Friday 31st August at Old Ford Manor in Hertfordshire!

The event is aimed to raise as much money as possible for The Videx Charitable Trust so that we, as a charity, can buy equipment for those living with cerebral palsy, to help them lead a more comfortable and fulfilling life. On the day, approximately 60 golfers will enjoy brunch followed by a single player and putting competition. The event ends with dinner, an award ceremony, a blind auction and raffle.

Royals Park Half Marathon - £1,300 Raised!

Danny Kennerley, who is Credit Control Manager at Videx, and his sister Katie, recently completed the Royal Parks Marathon, raising a huge £1,300 for the Trust!

The funds will be used to buy much needed equipment for those living with cerebral palsy, such as walking frames and wheelchairs, to help them lead a more independent and more comfortable life.

Chair donation for Newcastle Power Chair Football Club

Newcastle Power Chair Football Club has received a generous donation to help them continue their achievements in the sport.

A power chair, which costs £8,345, has been mainly financed by Videx Charitable Trust. The charity raises money for the purchase of highly specialised equipment that’s required to accommodate the physical needs of those living with cerebral palsy and help make their lives easier.

Power Chair football is a unique sport that provides people with disabilities, including those living with cerebral palsy, an opportunity to play football. The same key principles of a standard 11-a-side football game applies to a game of power chair football.

Rob Thompson, Player-Coach at Newcastle Power Chair Football Club, said: “We can’t thank the Videx Charitable Trust enough for their extremely generous donation.

“Our team offers an opportunity for those in wheelchairs with physical impairments to play a sport they love.

“The support really is valued and will help us in our quest to win the National Championship League that we’re currently sitting at the top of.

“We have such a talented and committed squad and the chair greatly enables us to continue to make football accessible to those with disabilities and enhances our performance on the court.”

Rob Thompson has been coaching the powerchair football team for 18 months but has played the game since he was 16 years old. With the help of his colleague Jamie, Rob is helping his team become the best in the division and vital donations such as the Videx Charitable Trust power chair are instrumental to the success and longevity of the football club.

John Rickard, Managing Director at Videx Security, said: “The main aim of the Trust is to reach individuals and families across the UK, affected by cerebral palsy, to help make their lives easier and better.

“When I heard about the Newcastle Power Chair Football Club, I really wanted the trust to get involved and I am so pleased that we’ve been able to finance one of the highly specialist power chairs they need to play their games.

“I wish the team the best of luck this season in their hopes for silverware; it’s been great to help them in their pursuit of winning the National Championship League.”