On the Twelfth Day of Christmas...
As Christmas approaches we want to spread the festive feeling across the country to disabled children who have come to us for help. We have ten very special children across Britain who need support. This Christmas we need your help in getting four tiny trikes, three super buggies, two tandem bikes and a walker for little Charlie (pictured above).
Noah was one of the beneficiaries of our 2012 Christmas appeal; his mum excitedly wrote to us and said “He loves it! This will help enormously as well as being fun. He has also had a ride on the trail-a-trike attachment to his Dad's bike. It really is fabulous to see Noah on it.” We want to bring this joy to ten more children this year.
Each piece of equipment is tailored to the individual child and depending on the severity of their disability range in cost from £275 right up to £8,400. The total we need to raise for all ten pieces of equipment is over £25,000 – which we appreciate is an ambitious target, but with your help we can make it.
Seven year old Charlie living in Scotland was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, and is unable to sit or walk unaided. You can make this Christmas an extra special one for Charlie by putting a Kidwalker Walking Frame under the tree! Charlie trialled the Kidwalker, and mum Penny said “He was ecstatic. It meant that he could move about a lot better and could walk down to the park along with the family.” Charlie would like nothing more than to be able to walk across his living room floor and play with his toys on Christmas Day.
Six year old Sophie from Suffolk is another child who needs your help this Christmas. Sophie’s cerebral palsy makes her muscles extremely tight and painful. A customised trike would allow Sophie to practice controlled movement which is very important for her health, and would stretch her muscles. Sophie is very close to her younger sister, and with a supportive trike they would be able to play outside together too.
Seven year old twin brothers James & Daniel from Yorkshire have epilepsy, autism & delayed development. The mix of their disabilities means they face many daily challenges in their ability to move and to learn the basic skills children of their age should easily pick up. Two tandem bikes will allow James & Daniel’s parents to take them out together, while improving their physical & mental development.
Six more children across the country affected by different disabilities also need specialist equipment. Buggies and trikes could make the best present that these families have ever received. Each child will receive the support they need to move independently and make travelling together safely a pleasure, thanks to you.
The chance to make a better life for these ten children is what brings us all together. You can make this Christmas a life-changing one for these children, by donating now. And from 10am on December 5th, 6th and 7th please donate via The Big Give and have your gift doubled, at no extra cost to you.