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Grant UK makes donation to help eight-year-old move

Grant UK has donated £500 to a fundraising cause which is being organised by one of their suppliers.

Grant UK makes donation to help eight-year-old move

Wendy Halford and her family are hoping to raise £2,500 to purchase her granddaughter a new dynamic stander. Wendy’s granddaughter, Lucy, has Spina Bifada and this piece of equipment will play a crucial role in her daily therapy.

Lucy’s condition prevents her from being able to walk and she relies on a wheelchair for mobility. As part of her daily therapy routine, Lucy completes standing exercises with the assistance of a frame. Standing allows Lucy’s bones to remain strong, prevents muscle contractures and improves her posture, to list just three benefits. Furthermore, when doing this standing therapy, Lucy is able to face her peers at eye level which allows for greater interaction with her friends.

At present, Lucy is using a static standing frame. A dynamic standing frame would allow Lucy the freedom of moving around while also gaining from all of the benefits of standing upright. In 2010, the family raised money for a dynamic standing frame which Lucy has since outgrown so this new campaign is working towards the purchase of a size 2 stander.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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