It is always great to get feedback from people that the charity has supported, none more so than Sophie who we have provided a trike for.
Here are some pics and a message from Sophie and her family.
Dear Children’s Charity Merseyside,
On behalf of Sophie, all of her family and friends, we would like to say a huge thank you for buying this fantastic trike for her. For many years we have struggled with adapted bikes, endless pairs of stabilisers and more often piggy backs (from her dad) when Soph got too tired to walk. We had looked at disability trikes but they were always out of our budget. Soph had been saving Christmas and birthday money and I had been scouring Ebay etc. for something second hand. Soph’s tiredness due to her hypermobility and hypotonia meant she relied heavily on the car to get around, meaning trips to the local park on foot were getting more and more difficult.
Soph has been counting down the days until the trike came and all her school friends have been as equally excited (and will be over the moon to see her riding proudly into school next week). She was ready, helmet and gloves on as soon as the van pulled up to deliver and her dad had a job keeping up with her on her first outing yesterday – to a cafe as Soph’s next favourite thing to the trike is food!
As a family we feel the trike will really be life changing for her. Soph will now be able to ride her trike whilst we walk our family dog (something she hasn’t been able to do for a long time), ride to the local park and shops and cafes. There will be no keeping her in now!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
Sophie and her family x