New tricycle is a dream come true for Molly

By Nigel Slater 29/03 Updated: 29/03 14:13

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A DISABLED child is enjoying a more independent and active lifestyle after a children's charity made her dreams of riding a bike come true.

Two-year-old Molly Grove from Broadway, who suffers from Cerebral Palsy and a brain injury which causes development delay, has received an adapted Kitten Tricycle to fulfil her wishes.

The tricycle, worth more than £1,000, was paid for by Caudwell Children and will help provide Molly with vital physiotherapy needed for her condition as well as giving her the experience of riding a bike with her two brothers and friends.

Molly, who cannot walk, was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy which affects her mobility when she was just twelve-months-old and made it impossible for her to ride a standard bike.

Her mum Becky Lamb said the new tricycle had already made a huge difference to her daughter's life.

"Molly is full of fun and loves the outdoors from the moment she wakes up she wants to be outside," she said.

"Having the tricycle has given her some independence and its fun for her to be like her brothers and other children. Because Molly can't walk and gets tired things like nipping to the shop were not possible and we would have to get in the car for short distances or put Molly in a buggy.

"The tricycle provides a really beneficial alternative and it means she can enjoy the local park and things that were out of bounds for her before."

Caudwell Children is a national charity which helps improve children's health and ensures families have access to life-changing equipment, services and treatment.

Trudi Beswick, chief executive of Caudwell Children said the charity were extremely grateful to the fund-raising efforts of those who have helped make Molly's donation possible.

"Throughout the year we work hard carrying out fund-raising and rely on the generosity of the public to help make life-changing donations to children like Molly," she said.

"We simply cannot make these donations without support from members of the public and their participation in our fund-raising events across the UK. Taking part in our fun events and challenges is enough to help youngsters like Molly get the support they desperately need."

If anyone would like to make a donation or would like more information about an upcoming fund-raising event visit www.caudwellchildren.com.

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