Global leader in cleaning technology, Kärcher UK, has donated a huge £30,000 worth of equipment to Prior’s Court after seeing the amazing work we do here to support young people with complex autism.

The equipment is on permanent loan to help ensure our site is kept clean and safe for the young people we support.

Mark Bailey, our Head of Services, has prior connections to Kärcher after overseeing a previous project with them, so invited Simon Keeping, Kärcher UK Managing Director, and Kristie Wilson, Kärcher UK Aftermarket & Service Director, to our site earlier this year to hear about the work we do and to see the positive impact we have on our young people.

During his visit, Mr Keeping said, 

Prior’s Court is an extraordinary place, and Kärcher is delighted to support their work in any way we can.

Kärcher UK has also agreed to support in the form of volunteering to help deep clean the residential homes, providing help where they can around site.

This equipment will not only improve the space in which the young people live, but much of the equipment is suitable for the young people to use themselves with tailored teaching and supervision, supporting our Hospitality learning programme within our Vocational Skills Area of Learning. 

Natalie Norris, our Fundraising Manager, said: 

We are blown away by this incredible support from Kärcher UK. The equipment is going to make a huge difference in so many ways; for our grounds team and housekeeping team, for young people to use and develop skills and for all the volunteers who come to site, making their work and time they donate go even further. 

The relationship with Kärcher means a huge amount to us and we are really excited to welcome volunteers from Kärcher to Prior’s Court in the very near future.