Sesame Sponsors Charity Rugby Game

Disabled Access Providers Sesame Access Support Charity Rugby Game for the Motor Neurone Disease Association

Charity Rugby

Leading wheelchair lift providers Sesame Access Systems were the proud sponsors of a charity rugby match last month, all in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association. The expert team at Sesame feel passionately about fundraising when it comes to disabilities, and their participation in the Cheryl Leach Rugby Challenge Cup heralded a fantastic day for a worthy cause, raising funds and awareness for an important condition.

Cheryl Leach was an avid rugby fan and mother of Stephen Leach, a long-time friend of Sesame’s Managing Director, Steven Lyons. Cheryl played for Lewisham Ladies RFC and Staines RFC, before she was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. Cheryl sadly passed away in 2004, but not before the Cheryl Leach Cup was set up, to raise funds and awareness for other sufferers.

Steven Lyons, Managing Director of Sesame Access, said, “I have known Cheryl and Stephen for many years, and was honoured to join my ex-rugby team to play again for the Cheryl Leach Challenge Cup event. The cup raises lots of money for MNDA, and I am very proud to be able to act as a sponsor for events in aid of this important cause.”

Stephen Leach, son of Cheryl, said, “Mum played rugby for a number of years, but she had to retire due to health reasons. She kept her passion for rugby alive by supporting me through my own rugby development, seeing me go from an uninterested, head-scratching kid in the mini leagues, to the captain of The Dirty Ducks, based in Staines. The Cheryl Leach Challenge Cup is a fitting tribute to Mum, and we’ve managed to raise a lot of money and awareness for a cause that is very important to myself and my family.”

Improving disabled access is hugely important to the team at Sesame Access, where they champion the rights of disabled people by providing stylish disabled ramps and lifts. They have installed lifts at prestigious locations like Kensington Palace and the Barbican Centre, as well as providing disabled access to private residences, public venues and Listed Buildings across the country.

The ‘invisible’ lifts integrate perfectly within all types of building, whether they’re historic Grade I listed buildings or new sleek and contemporary office accommodation. The beauty of the lifts is in the cladding, which is crafted to blend seamlessly with its surroundings, whether it’s marble, carpet or wood. Each custom-built wheelchair lift is sympathetic to each building, and can be made stylish and tasteful without compromising on those all important features: durability, functionality and security for all users.

Sesame’s participation in the recent charity rugby game demonstrates their commitment and passion for supporting these worthy causes. With their sponsorship of the Cheryl Leach tournament and their dedication to crafting beautiful wheelchair lifts and disabled access solutions, Sesame are gaining plenty of recognition for their support of the disabled community and their work to ensure equality and access for all.

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About Sesame Access Systems: Sesame Access designs, builds and installs bespoke 'invisible' wheelchair lifts into stunning listed and non-listed buildings, both in the UK and in Europe. We provide our unique retracting stair lifts and invisible platform lifts to ensure that access is available to all, without affecting the wonderful design of these protected architectural marvels.


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