The Big Mobility Appeal aims to provide 52 disabled young people with vital mobility equipment over the year. This year we’ve already changed the lives of 15 disabled people aged 3-25 all over the UK. Your help is key to bringing real independence to one person every week. It’s still important to get disabled kids, adolescents, teenagers and young people moving.

What difference is The Big Mobility Appeal making?

15 disabled young people who were on our waiting list (and a few more who came on later) are now getting the equipment that they badly needed, and don’t have to wait around any longer.

Georgie is a curious, bright, three-year-old girl who loves to explore the world independently and play with other children on her street. She has a rare genetic condition that affects her muscle tone and her joints and needs support with most of her daily needs. She requires specialist equipment to help with her posture and walking. Georgie’s family applied to Action For Kids, for a trike that offered the support she needed to allow her to ride with her friends. Her trike arrived at the beginning of May and her family were delighted.

“You very kindly funded a therapy trike for my daughter Georgie. She received the trike last week and I can say with great confidence it has been completely life changing for both her and our family.

Today Georgie biked to our local park with her three friends that called for her (with my supervision) and for the first time I felt she was fully included despite her disabilities. This feeling is absolutely priceless and we feel deeply grateful to you for your kindness and generosity. 

Kindest regards, a very happy mother.”

What needs to be done now?

Eleven more children and young disabled people are now on our waiting list looking for equipment recommended by their doctor or physiotherapist, unavailable to them on the NHS.

Aged between 5 and 21, these young people all over the UK have varied needs- trikes to build muscles, car seats to travel safely, and powerchairs to move independently through every part of the day.

If you can make a donation today, then these children and young people will be able to get stronger, they can spend better time with their loved ones, and get life moving in a way that was impossible before.

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