AGM Report-back 2016

September 22, 2016 - Comments Off on AGM Report-back 2016

 Race Runners – a future paralympic sport? We were delighted that thanks to Physiotherapist Clair Padgham and her talk about her hopes and plans for Race Runners at our AGM, we attracted more parents and families this year. After the first bout of tea and cakes her video showed just how disabled children were enjoying being able to chase around on these peddle-less trikes. Meeting in various venues children can build up their stamina, experience movement and enjoy the thrill of competing with each other. Thanks to Friends of Osborne School and the generosity of the University of Winchester the group […]

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AGM Invitation – 10th Sept 2016

August 25, 2016 - Comments Off on AGM Invitation – 10th Sept 2016

You are invited to our Cream Tea & AGM on Saturday 10th September 2016 from 2pm to 4pm at St Barnabas Church, Fromond Road, Winchester  SO22 6DS Please click this link to see the agenda and full colour version of the invitation!  

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Firefly GoTo Seat & Floorsitter

August 1, 2016 - Comments Off on Firefly GoTo Seat & Floorsitter

As this little girl had outgrown her previous GoTo Seat which had proved so helpful for her, we approved a donation to purchase a bigger one.  These seats are fully portable giving good postural support.   As you can see from the photo, she can be seated safely on the floor and be near her toys.  It’s also ideal for supporting her on a dining chair so that she can sit at the table with family and friends or in a shopping trolley making it more comfortable  for her. .

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The Rainbow Centre Fees

May 31, 2016 - Comments Off on The Rainbow Centre Fees

We welcomed the request from this little girl’s parents for help with the Rainbow Centre summer term fees. Knowing how beneficial the Conductive Education applied by this Centre has proved for her, and hearing from her Occupational Therapist that she will still benefit – we were only too happy to agree.

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Quest88 Colt Trike

May 31, 2016 - Comments Off on Quest88 Colt Trike

It is always a pleasure to hear from parents unknown to us. That’s the aim of our website of course. This young lad’s parents applied for help towards buying a Quest88 Colt special needs trike for their young son. Knowing how beneficial these are for both physical and psychological therapy, and with the support of his Occupational Therapist, we were happy to contribute. We look forward to seeing him – either in a photo or in person. Our AGMs are always an opportunity to get together with us and other parents and this year we aim to have a video […]

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TGA Duo Powerpack for a wheelchair

March 24, 2016 - Comments Off on TGA Duo Powerpack for a wheelchair

The mother of this 13 year old lad, who is big for his age, contacted us. He has difficulties with his mobility at home and at school in his manual wheelchair. As he’s grown out of his old wheelchair the Wheelchair Service will be providing him with a bigger one but it will need a Powerpack which they could not fund. As his Occupational Therapist had recommended this particular Powerpack to improve his mobility, we were confident in approving its purchase knowing it can be fitted to his old chair and switched to his new one in due course. His […]

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Colt Therapeutic Trike

December 3, 2015 - Comments Off on Colt Therapeutic Trike

This little 5/6 year old boy had benifitted so much from a second-hand therapeutic trike we had helped to buy in 2012 but which he had outgrown. His parents said ““he’s had a good few seasons on it and has loved every minute of it and it has been a great source of exercise for him.” In July his parents applied for help towards a larger one so we were happy to help them replace it by donating towards a costly Colt Trike. The photos his parents have sent show his obvious delight with his new trike which not only […]

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MacLaren Major Elite Buggy

December 3, 2015 - Comments Off on MacLaren Major Elite Buggy

This 4 and a half year old boy who has complex problems with his cerebral palsy needed a good reliable buggy. In June his Paediatric Occupational Therapist sourced a MacLaren Major Elite Buggy together with accessories from a supplier who could supply at a favourable price. Approved at an Executive Meeting the mother was advised to order on line (which was the cheaper option) and a cheque was sent to the mother to meet the cost.

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Lightweight Wheelchair Appeal

December 3, 2015 - Comments Off on Lightweight Wheelchair Appeal

In May an appeal by NewLife appeared in the Hampshire Chronicle. They were wanting to raise £3,000 towards the cost of a lightweight wheelchair for this little schoolgirl whose walking aid was a possible hazard for other children at St Peter’s School. She therefore needed a lightweight wheelchair. As the family live within our catchment area of Winchester & North Eastleigh, we offered a donation and also made contact with the family. Happily Newlife succeeded in raising almost the entire amount and we topped up the gap. As we had told the family we would commit our top payment, which […]

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Rainbow Centre Fees

December 3, 2015 - Comments Off on Rainbow Centre Fees

This Centre for Conductive Therapy has proved to be greatly valued by parents and so appeals towards meeting the costs are considered favourably. The parents of this 7 year old girl have said how much she has benifitted from her previous sessions and in May applied for help with 24 summer sessions. An arrangement with the Centre to invoice us for these sessions was agreed by our Treasurer which is potentially an efficient process.

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