Caring Burnley couple raise money for Hearts and Mind charity

Scott and Davina present an iPad to Ightenhill Primary School
Scott and Davina present an iPad to Ightenhill Primary School

A caring couple from Burnley are continuing their support for charities close to their heart.

Scott Noddings and Davina Walker last year became involved with the Hearts and Minds charity, which raises money for children with autism.

It is a charity with a personal relevance to the couple whose second child MacKenzie (6) has special needs and is currently diagnosed with speech and language disorder, which may later lead into a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

Davina said: “The charity converts old mobile phones into iPads on a recycling scheme. Our goal at first was to just collect enough phones for one iPad to donate to our local uutism centre – ASD Action for Autism Burnley, which we are very lucky to have because many areas do not have access to a resource like this.

“We donated another to a group in Preston and a third to a family in Burnley with two children, two of them being on the autistic spectrum.

“The fourth iPad which we have just donated went to Ightenhill Primary School and its special education resource facility, where MacKenzie attends currently. It has helped him a great deal with his speech.

“Through some hard work, getting people involved and most importantly aware of autism and social communication problems, our goal is now to collect enough mobiles to donate 10 iPads.”

To donate mobile phones and for more information on fund-raising visit the couple’s Facebook page