Kind-hearted firm has stepped in to put light into young Owen’s life

Desborough youngster Owen Morrison has been bought some new sensory equipment

Desborough youngster Owen Morrison has been bought some new sensory equipment


An appeal to buy sensory equipment for a disabled youngster from Desborough was successful after a business stepped in to donate the cash.

Seven-year-old Owen Morrison was born with Menkes Disease, a condition caused by copper deficiency which causes limited growth and deterioration of the nervous system.

His parents, Michelle and Daniel, launched an appeal earlier this month to raise £1,300 to buy a mixed light sensory pack for the youngster and asked the national charity Cauldwell Children for its support.

After the publication of Owen’s story Stacey Smalley, community appeals fundraiser for Cauldwell Children, said she received a phone call from Northampton firm Euro Scaffolding Services Ltd, which agreed to donate the cash.

Stacey said: “I was shocked when I received the call.

“I can just remember saying how happy Owen would be and that I couldn’t wait to tell his parents.

“The equipment has many calming benefits and will be a huge source of pleasure to him as, unfortunately, he is unable to hold and play with normal toys.”

Owen’s dad Daniel said: “I was stunned when I received the news, and I’m overwhelmed by the generosity of the donation, I can’t thank them enough.

“Until the equipment arrived it still hadn’t sunk in but now it’s here it’s fantastic. Owen loves the lights and bubble tubes and they are a real distraction from his pain.“

Robert Swannell, managing director of Euro Scaffolding Services Ltd, who made the donation, read of the parents’ plight.

He said: “Knowing that Michelle and Daniel want to make every day as special as possible for Owen really prompted my quick response.

“I’m lucky in that I have five children, aged from five to 24, and all of them are in good health.

“I’d like to think that if I needed help there would be someone there for me.”

The 42 year-old, who lives in Boughton, says that the business has supported other charitable causes in the town, as well as a number of county hospices.




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