Tricycles on offer for disabled children in Sheffield

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Families with disabled children in Sheffield are being urged to come forward and apply for life-changing equipment from a children’s charity.

Caudwell Children has received funding to supply six therapy tricycles for youngsters in the Sheffield area.

The tricycles, which cost between £800 and £1,500, are individually designed to meet the needs of each disabled child and help provide physiotherapy, build muscle tone and promote play.

They also benefit growth and development in children with disabilities, enabling them to keep active and retain their independence.

Trudi Beswick, chief executive of Caudwell Children, said: “We donate hundreds of life-changing therapy tricycles to disabled children throughout the UK each year, but we currently have no applicants in the Sheffield area.

“Disabled children get huge physical and emotional benefits from having the specially adapted tricycles, which are each custom made to suit the individual child’s needs.

“As well as providing regular exercise and physical therapy, the tricycles give children a renewed sense of inclusion which improves self-esteem and confidence.”

To apply contact Helen Brandley on 01782 600854.