Stephen Gartland Foundation supports local people in need

Date published: 11 April 2019

In their latest attempts to make life easier for people experiencing difficulties, the Stephen Gartland Foundation (SG6 Foundation) have made donations to two separate causes.

A young unnamed mother, who has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer, was helped with a months’ worth of food vouchers. 

The agency currently assisting with her case have thanked the foundation, saying their assistance has been invaluable in alleviating some of the pressure on the mother at this crucial time.

Another beneficiary is a 14-year-old boy from Rochdale, who contracted a chronic condition leaving him severely disabled and unable to walk. He had been more or less confined to his bedroom with no way of getting about upstairs due to a lack of space.


Leon Ashworth, from 1st Contracts, hands over a cheque for materials to Hayley Thompson, of Yeomans Projects.
Leon Ashworth, from 1st Contracts, hands over a cheque for materials to Hayley Thompson, of Yeomans Projects.


The SG6 Foundation, along with 1st Contracts and Yeomans Contracts of Rochdale, has gone a long way to helping the lad regain at least a little of his independence and easing some of the burden the situation has placed on the family.

The Foundation donated towards the cost of materials and 1st Contracts and Yeomans Contracts provided the labour free of charge. 

The SG6 Foundation charity was launched in memory of aeronautical engineer, Stephen Gartland (aka ‘Garty’), who took his own life in August 2016, aged just 45, after suffering with depression.

The foundation helps to support adults and children with mental health issues whilst providing help with sporting equipment and opportunities.

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