A DISABILITY charity in Ellesmere Port says it’s business as usual following the sentencing of one of its former workers.
Two weeks ago Daniel Cameron, 40, was ordered to carry out 300 hours of unpaid work after he admitted pocketing more than £5,000 from the sale of mobility scooters he had stolen from bereaved families in just under two years.
The victims had wrongly thought that Cameron was acting on behalf of the charity, Disabled Information and Welfare Rights Centre (DICE), a false belief he actively fostered.
Tommy Rogers, vice-chairman of the board, said it had been a difficult period for the charity but wanted to let the community to know they are still going strong.
He said: “We’re still trading and we’re pleased our name has been cleared.
“There has been an improvement in our business, the council and social services are all backing us. Funding is hard to get and it will be even harder in the future but we’re still running and we’ve got a good name.”
The charity, run entirely by volunteers from its base in the Port Arcades, is open Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 3pm.