Maxi Cosi Axiss Swivel Car Seat

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 A two year old girl with Spastic Quadriplegia had stiff limbs that made getting her into a standard car seat very difficult.    The swivel seat recommended by her Occupational Therapist means her parents can now sit her comfortably and safely in their car.  You can seen from the photo how comfy she is.

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Selective Dorsal Rhyzotomy (SDR)

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Three families have approached us for contributions towards the high cost of this Operation performed by specialists in the United States.  The aim is to enable children who toe walk to walk more naturally and without aids.  For the 1st child, in 2010, the cost was £50k,.  For the 2nd, in 2012,  it had risen to £70k.  For the 3rd in 2014, it had risen to £90k.  The families have put in enormous effort into raising these amounts which cover the operation, parents costs of being there and intensive therapy immediately after the operation and continuing once back in the […]

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The Rainbow Centre Conductive Education Sessions

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We have seen how eager parents are to send their children to this Centre and been able  to help towards paying the fees for two little girls.  Conductive Education is unique in its approach to neurological conditions like cerebral palsy. Parents tell us that once their children have attended, their improvements have been so marked they are eager to pull out all the stops to keep them there as long as they need.  Unlike other therapies it helps to create motivation to overcome their problems of bodily control:  an aim worth supporting.

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Hydrotherapy sessions at Jack’s Place

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For one little girl, a switch of these sessions had to be organised when the Pinder Centre closed.  Jack’s Place agreed to step in.  We know how beneficial these sessions can be, helping to improve mobility, but they can be a drain on the family budget.

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Tumble Dryer

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A young man known to us for many years, and living independently, was struggling to replace his much needed tumble dryer.  Our help to buy another was much appreciated.

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Washing Machine replacement

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When the family washing machine breaks down it is always an emergency.  Meeting that unexpected expense can also be stressful. made worse by the high cost of using a launderette.    With a teenage daughter who has cerebral palsy they had tried to take the reconditioned route but that failed.  We pride ourselves in being able to step in quickly when necessary so made immediate contact, discussed the situation and advised her to get some quotes.  We met the cost and she was able to buy and have it installed within a week.

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Monty 3D Eye Control Equipment

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A little girl had one of these Eye Controls accurately fitted to her wheelchair at school.  It  improved her reading ability and helped her gain control of her eyesight.   Another was needed for her wheelchair at home so her progress could continue.  We had no hesitation supporting this family.   The benefits must be immeasurable.

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Komfi Rider Wheelchair repairs

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Hearing that one of our General Member’s wheelchair had become unsafe we visited to see for ourselves.   The repairs were too costly for her.  Unable to get out obviously limited her life and we therefore arranged for its repair and met the cost.  We have also helped towards a modest holiday which may seem extremely expensive but is due to the cost of extra staffing required to meet her personal needs.  Her break from her small flat brought a huge smile to her face that showed us how much it had meant to her.  

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Wheelchair for University teenager

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Starting at college is always exciting and stressful.  One such young lady. however. is needing a new wheelchair that can accommodate the changes in her condition.  We hope our donation towards the final cost will assist her parents at what is always a costly time for any family.   A good, reliable and comfortable wheelchair should help her start her student life with more confidence.

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Tomcat Tricycle

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The Paediatric Occupational Therapist of a little 4 year old girl with athetoid (uncontrolled) movements in all 4 limbs, supported the appeal from her parents for a grant towards the cost of a Tomcat trailer trike.  She used one at school and would benefit from having one at home.  With matched funding from two other charities a Trike was bought. Now, two years later, the parents of a little 3 year old boy with cerebral palsy and multiple problems were advised that he too would benefit from a Trike.   His Nursery applied to us  for a grant but during the […]

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