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£1,645raised of £989 target by 93 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,645 to Amy’s Theraplay Trike

    Alexandria, Scotland, UK
    Funded on Monday, 31st December 2018

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    Amy is a happy, caring, funny, cheeky and stubborn wee girl. She is full of fun and doesn't like anything to slow her down. More than anything, she loves her big sister, Cara, and Amy wants to do everything Cara does, especially riding a bike. Amy has Down's Syndrome which means she has low muscle tone and very flexible joints. She has tried riding a balance bike but doesn't have the strength to hold the bike while moving nor the co-ordination to sit and propel herself while steering. She has tried a push bike with stabilisers but again, she does not have the strength nor stamina to pedal it for more than a few metres. Amy's physio recommended a Theraplay Trike which is specially designed for children with physical mobility difficulties. On her first try of a trike she pedalled off around her school playground without a backward glance and she was delighted! Having this trike would enable Amy to go out to play on her bike with her sister and her friends and she could cycle to and from school. As well as giving her more opportunities to have fun, riding this trike would help to build Amy's strength, muscle tone and balance which would benefit all aspects of her life.

    We were delighted when Derek offered to run the Glasgow Half Marathon to raise money to put towards this trike for Amy which will cost £989. I thank you most sincerely for any donation you can make and wish Derek all the best in his training and for the actual race.



    • Derek Shearer3 months ago
      Derek Shearer

      Derek Shearer

      3 months ago

      Just a quick update to let you know that Amy is now tearing up the streets on her trike. A big thank you once again to everyone that donated. Good luck trying to keep up Elspeth!

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    • Derek Shearer6 months ago
      Derek Shearer

      Derek Shearer

      6 months ago

      Thank you so much to everyone that has donated so far. If we are lucky enough to exceed the amount we need for Amy’s trike then we will donate the additional money to Down’s Syndrome Scotland, a charity who have given invaluable support to Amy, her family, nursery and school

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    • Mark McDougall

      Mark McDougall

      Oct 18, 2018

      Well done Derek. A great achievement, and big thanks to you and all other supporters


    • Anonymous


      Oct 9, 2018

      Well Done


    • AJ Mcgroggan

      AJ Mcgroggan

      Oct 7, 2018

      Well done Derek . You did Amy and your family proud


    • Jaclyn Harvey

      Jaclyn Harvey

      Oct 3, 2018

      Well done Derek! Sorry we’re so late. Jaclyn, Sam and Michael


    • The Frew's

      The Frew's

      Sep 30, 2018

      Well done Derek 🚴‍♀️💜💜


    • Alison Young

      Alison Young

      Sep 30, 2018

      Go for it, Del Boy! A wonderful cause, for a wonderful wee girl ❤️❤️❤️


    • Leyann McCormick

      Leyann McCormick

      Sep 29, 2018


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