Jonathan Taylor is Divisional Director at Investec Wealth & Investment Limited – the international banking and wealth management company. Jonathan was introduced to the work of Skiggle by Hugh Jones and thought the concept of the charity and the services provided were an excellent idea. He tells us more below:

“It’s unique. It’s an ingenious way of applying modern technology to what is essentially a simple human problem of forgetting or running out of something. But you can’t walk into your local supermarket to buy this stuff, so Skiggle provides a well-engineered solution to a problem that is unique to the millions of people who find themselves in the same – or similar situation to Christine and James.

“The way I always position it to people is to think of yourself being on holiday and you’ve forgotten a catheter… or a pack of male nappies. If you know about Skiggle, you could, in a very short space of time, find out there’s a person half a mile away with a garage full of exactly what you need and will happily let you have some of it. Worry over, stress over.

“For families of disabled children or carers of adults with disabilities, situations such as going on holiday become much more difficult. I could go away and maybe forget my camera. Yes, it’s disappointing, but it’s not the end of my holiday. If Christine or other families forget a piece of disability equipment, it’s the end of their holiday.

“There are quite a lot of charities in the disabled world and frankly some very well-funded ones. That’s why I’m even more keen to support Skiggle. Christine and Helen have managed to create something quite special in their spare time with just a handful of volunteers supporting them. I really like what they are doing, so it makes me proud for Investec to support this charity.”

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