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E-fix wheels

January 13, 2021 - Comments Off on E-fix wheels

Funding was provided to help purchase E-fix wheels.  The wheels will enable a manual wheelchair to become a powered one and provide more independence for this young man.  

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Electric Hoist

October 9, 2020 - Comments Off on Electric Hoist

The parents of a young girl were finding it difficult to transfer her safely in one of her parents homes.  Funding towards an electric hoist was provided by Winchester Scope to help her transfer without having to be lifted by hand.

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Power pack adaptation for wheelchair

October 9, 2020 - Comments Off on Power pack adaptation for wheelchair

A request for funding was made from a young man who was unable to move around easily outside in his wheelchair.  His manual wheelchair was difficult for his mother to push.  The power pack allowed him to move with a lot less effort.

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Help to buy an All-Terrain Scooter

October 9, 2020 - Comments Off on Help to buy an All-Terrain Scooter

A young adult with CP approached us for a grant to help her fund the purchase of an All-terrain scooter.  She wanted to be able to get out into the countryside beyond the limitations of her normal wheelchair and take her dog for a walk.

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New wheelchair parts to create a functional wheelchair

February 29, 2020 - Comments Off on New wheelchair parts to create a functional wheelchair

A family contacted us for funding so that they could buy some new parts to make their son’s  manual wheelchair functional again.   He was not able to travel on school transport until he had a suitable head rest.   His parents were also hoping to get some light-weight second hand wheels (and some new spoke guards) as well as an appropriate foot rest.  Funding was granted and their son now has a functioning wheelchair in which his parents hope he will sit up straighter in and get in and out of more easily. 

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Duo Powerpack

December 21, 2018 - Comments Off on Duo Powerpack

A young 16 year old lad who is rapidly growing  was in need of a Duo Pack for his new manual wheelchair about to be delivered. At 5’11” his mother and teachers were struggling to push him manually and with our grant the Duo Pack has now been bought and fitted .    

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Piggyback Tag-along Trike

August 8, 2018 - Comments Off on Piggyback Tag-along Trike

We were pleased to hear from the parents of a young boy who we had heard about for the first time at our 2017 AGM the topic of which was “Celebrating Achievements”. All the family are keen cyclists and out regularly as a family. They wished to buy a Piggyback Trike which could be attached to either mother’s bike or father’s wheelchair.    Unfortunately although we could help to an extent, the remaining cost was not achievable for them.   The parents then considered an alternative which would help and have settled for a freewheel adaptation to allow him to take […]

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Transfer Sling

August 8, 2018 - Comments Off on Transfer Sling

The parents of this young girl who is familiar to us, were struggling with helping to transport her now she is a teenager. Their request for a Promove Transfer Sling had been supported by her physiotherapist and so we agreed to the grant to meet the cost. We also passed on the safety aspects of such slings.  

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Hamstring Stretching

August 8, 2018 - Comments Off on Hamstring Stretching

A family contacted us regarding the need of their teenage son for equipment to help with  hamstring stretching when at home. The experts on our Executive Committee expressed some concerns about the viability of their first suggestion and after discussions with the family we were pleased to meet the cost of the alternatives suggested. Such situations demonstrated to us the value of having Executive Committee Members with extra expertise giving us guidance when considering applications.  For this reason our Executive Committee Members prefer to be able to discuss requests received.    

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Conductive Education Children’s Services

June 7, 2018 - Comments Off on Conductive Education Children’s Services

The family of this little girl  have seen how much she has benefitted from attending The Rainbow Centre which provides essential support for children with cerebral palsy (and adults) with neurological impairment. They therefore wished to take her for regular sessions which were costly and like so many such families they had experienced problems.    We agreed to assist towards the costs.

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