"Children with disabilities are like butterflies with a broken wing. They are just as beautiful as all others, but they need help to spread their wings" www.enfantshandicapes.com
Having a disabled child puts an incredible financial strain on families as everything you need for your child costs more....
....trips to hospital, specialist equipment, extra clothes, laundry, higher electricity bills ......etc
My son's trikes cost nearly 10 times more than his elder brother's bikes. The custom build for his disability and the extras such as back support or special pedals all ramped up the cost.
Children just keep on growing!
So just as I had one bit of equipment sorted he would have a growth spurt and needed more or different disability equipment!
His wheelchair was OK for going about town but it didn't allow him to play his chosen sport
So you've guessed it - he needed another wheelchair!
All of these things required extra funds.
Fortunately, this is recognised as many charities support disabled children to improve their quality of life and to provide them with experiences that our others may take for granted.
Charities and Trusts offering grants are listed alphabetically with details of eligibility and methods of application.......