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Fundraising campaign launched to help Bonnybridge boy

Summer41

Demand have previously made other bits of equipment for kids

A charity have appealed to the Forth Valley public for donations – so they can help a five-year-old boy from Bonnybridge.

Brody, who has an as-yet undiagnosed condition, is unable to speak and can only walk for short distances.

The charity ‘Demand’, want to raise £4,500 to build him a customised trike that’ll allow Brody to explore and stay active.

They said, “Brody is fast outgrowing his ride-on trike and exceeding the weight limit for safe use.

“His mum explored many solutions before stumbling across one of DEMAND’s previous projects online, a trike for a young girl with Rett syndrome.

“She had reached out to toy manufacturers to ask if they could provide a bigger ride-on scooter for her son, but even with support from other parents of disabled children she reached dead ends.

“Luckily for him, our team have the perfect solution. Following a home assessment to gain an insight into Brody’s needs, our engineers agreed to build a larger and sturdier trike that Brody will be able to push with his feet.

“With built-in height adjustment, this custom-made trike will last him for many years to come.

“Play and physical activity are an integral and vital part of childhood, and for Brody, who is unable to access many activities that children his age enjoy, enabling him to play alongside his peers and siblings is a great freedom.

“Having access to a suitable trike will at last provide Brody with opportunity for inclusion rather than exclusion yet again.”

You can find more information about donating at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/BRODY

Laura – Brody’s mum – also has a blog https://brodymeandgdd.wordpress.com/2017/04/16/our-autism/

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