A DISABLED Sheffield teenager is enjoying a new piece of life-changing equipment received as a result of an innovative partnership between a major retailer and a charity.
Jamie Rousem, aged 18, from Wincobank, has quadriplegic cerebral palsy, making him reliant on a powered wheelchair and unable to stand or sit unaided.
Now a new lightweight portable hoist will enable the Hillsborough College student to move from his wheelchair.
The hoist, which can be taken in the car on days out or on holiday, was given to Jamie after Marks and Spencer teamed up with the Newlife charity to raise money by selling products returned to their stores.
Jamie said: “The new hoist helps my parents to transfer me safely from chair to chair or chair to bed.
“I play wheelchair football and we go away for weekend matches.
“Not many hotels have hoists in them but now we can take our own.
“I feel a lot safer now and am happy that my mum no longer has to strain to move me.”