Putney philanthropist awarded with badge of honour

Wandsworth Guardian: Charlotte Grobien, far right Charlotte Grobien, far right

A philanthropist who raised thousands for charity through building and selling property was awarded with a badge of honour.

Charlotte Grobien, of Putney, has donated more than £170,000 to disabled charity Whizz-Kidz.

Mrs Grobien was handed the role of honour badge by Councillor Kim Caddy during a surprise reception at the Whizz-Kidz offices in Portland House, central London.

The donations have helped purchase wheelchairs and fund activities to promote the independence of disabled youngsters.

Mrs Grobien donates 100 per cent of the profits she makes from developing properties through her company Give it Away to charities which help young children.

She said: "I feel privileged to be placed on the Wandsworth Role of Honour in recognition of my work with Whizz-Kidz.

"I have loved getting to know all the kids on the charity’s Kidz Board and working with them on different projects.

"It is wonderful to see how my help can impact on the lives of so many children with the right equipment and life skills."

Jo Dunsford, director of Whizz-Kidz, said: "Without people like Charlotte and her company Give it Away Whizz-Kidz simply couldn’t help the thousands of kids we are able to reach each year.

"Charlotte has been a key part of the charity for many years and not only from a fundraising point of view but also really getting to know the young people who are at the heart of the charity – we cannot thank her enough for her generosity.’

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