The Knights Foundation provide support and equipment to disabled children, deprived children, seriously ill children and their families. It is also their aim to know more about these children and young carers and what they can provide to support them in their role. This support is also offered to those who may be restricted from having a good or happy life.
The trust is driven by Nicky Banger, CEO and our Board of Trustees with the support of the Sub-Committees, each in their own specialist areas. They have firsthand experience in living with disabilities. Nicky Banger is the father of a child with a disability, his beautiful daughter Sophia has cerebral palsy. Nicky, his wife, son and Sophia all know how tiring it is when having to rely on or care for someone day in and day out.
Sophia was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy over 15 years ago and it changed his focus on what he wanted to do, and really from that point going forwards his aim was not to only help his family but help others. Nicky spends a lot of personal time helping families with children with disabilities and from this has raised in excess of £500,000.
Nicky understands the needs for parents to juggle their lives, working to earn money to pay for physio costs and equipment needed and finding time for other siblings. Sometimes adaptions to homes are needed which accommodates independent living or further support to the parents/carers.
All throughout his commercial career he has taken immense pleasure in helping families with disabilities so he had no hesitation in accepting the invitation from Tony Knights to become the CEO of The Knights Foundation. Nicky is well connected with others who also want to make a difference to those living with a disability and is fortunate to be able to share his hopes and vision of The Knights Foundation with these friends and acquaintances.
Thanks to these and further supporters and donators of the Knights Foundation, they are able to make a difference to peoples lives. Seeing the smiles on faces of those living with a disability, parents/carers and siblings, makes them feel great! All of the hard work and time at The Knights Foundation, Supporters, Patrons and Volunteers put in is greatly appreciated and so worthwhile.
Nicky’s focus for The Knights Foundation is to be about inclusion , bridging the gap between abled and disabled people and with this focus will come fun activities for us all to be a part of.