Selecta has once again demonstrated its commitment to a range of good causes by providing financial support for a number of community schemes during 2011.
Eleven projects were supported by Selecta in 2011, including lesser known charities like the Stiff Person Syndrome Support Group (SMS) which provides support for people and their families that have been diagnosed with this extremely rare condition.
One in a million people are diagnosed with Moersch-Woltman Condition, or Stiff Person’s Syndrome – a condition that affects the auto-immune system, causing pain and muscle spasms in the sufferer. Through Selecta in the Community Selecta has donated directly to SMS to help the charity continue its good work and raise awareness of this extremely rare condition.
Another cause to benefit from the scheme is Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society. Chromosome 18 syndrome is a rare condition which can affect mental development and cause abnormal facial features. Selecta sponsored one of their employees to climb Mount Snowdon to raise funds for the society.
Selecta also supported Derwentside Carers Centre in County Durham, Ghana World Challenge, Ty Hafan, Ulster Hospital, Brompton Academy and Get George to America which were all nominated by Selecta employees.