Wednesday 25th April 2012
The mum of a four-year-old girl is backing an appeal to support a charity which helped her daughter.
Olivia Stokes, who has cerebral palsy, received a life-changing Imp Tricycle worth £913 from Caudwell Children.
Now Olivia's mum Kirsty, from Chesterfield, has joined the appeal to raise funds to buy more equipment to help other children like Olivia.
Kirsty said: "Olivia can now ride a bike with her brother and her friends. Olivia is extremely bright and always wants to do what all other kids do, like ride a bike, and now she is able to."
Using the trike will also help Olivia to strengthen her legs and use muscles she doesn't use when walking with a frame.
Trudi Beswick, Caudwell Children chief executive, said: "We are desperate for support in the Derbyshire area to help children like Olivia.
"It's crucial people understand the importance of our work by seeing how much it can change the lives of children like Olivia and pledging their support.
"We desperately need people to fundraise however they can to help change more lives of sick and disabled children in the local area. We can't stress enough how important this is for disabled children in Derbyshire."
Caudwell Children, based in Stoke-on-Trent, works across the UK to provide treatment, therapy, equipment and family support services for sick and disabled children throughout the UK.
To support the campaign in Derbyshire, visit http://www.justgiving.com/Olivia-Stokes-Tricycle.