Family and friends of Hannah Warburton from Lydiate undertook a sponsored walk to raise money for a specialist piece of equipment that will give her increased mobility and freedom.
Led by brother Luke (six), the group are raising funds for national disabled children’s charity, Action For Kids, to pay for a Tomcat trike for Hannah who has autism and developmental delay.
According to Hannah’s mum, Debbie, the trike will enable Hannah (four) to play with her brother and go for family bike rides, “just as other families do”.
Says Debbie: “Hannah isn’t able to pedal a bike. But when we had a trial of the Tomcat trike, she loved it. Luke was able to push her in safety and they had a great time.”
Debbie and Hannah’s Dad, Pete, contacted Action For Kids to see if they could help fund the £2,200 needed for the Tomcat trike.
Action For Kids helps children and young people with physical and learning disabilities find greater levels of independence and opportunity through the provision of appropriate aid and support, including trikes like the Tomcat.
“The charity was fantastic,” says Debbie. “They agreed to fund the trike for Hannah, but due to the cost they won’t be able to supply it until later in the year. That’s when Luke came up with the idea to raise some funds ourselves so that we can hopefully get the trike in time for the summer.”
“We really want to thank everyone who is helping us raise funds for the trike. It was great to see so many of Luke’s school friends from St Thomas’ Church of England school taking part. I can’t thank them enough.”
If readers would like to help Luke raise funds to help other children like Hannah, they can donate online at http://www.justgiving.com/HannahWarburton.
To find out more about Action For Kids and its work, visit www.actionforkids.org.