Hello folks, I, along with four other grandmothers are doing the Coast to Coast walk in June to raise funds for twin teenage boys who are both wheelchair users.
They were both born with cerebral palsy, and are now teenagers in high school. They are severely disabled and each use a wheelchair to get around. As they grow they require new larger wheelchairs with body supports.
The NHS provide very large (adult) wheelchairs that are heavy and cumbersome. Their mother has difficulty to load these into the family car twice a day to get the children to and from school.
Both boys enjoy wheelchair sports and therefore also would prefer to have lightweight wheelchairs.
New lightweight wheelchairs cost around £1,100 each.
We have therefore decided to help the family to raise the money needed to purchase this equipment.
If you feel able to donate to this good cause please contact me on email@example.com I want to stress that this is not a registered charity and any donation you make to me will be on trust.
I shall put some photographs on this site of the children and we five ladies who are doing the walk.