Isla Holmes

Innowalk For Zach

Fundraising for Time Is Precious
raised of £18,000 target
by 73 supporters
Time Is Precious

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We support children in hospital and at home to make a difference to their lives


Meet Zach! He is our fun loving, caring, funny and sociable 7 year old. Zach has cerebral palsy which affects his whole body and means that he requires 24hr postural support, from supportive seating, static standing frames through the day to sleep systems at night.

We (Zach's family) have teamed up with the local charity "Time is Precious" to raise funds for a new piece of equipment called - "The Innowalk".  The Innowalk is a motorised, multi-functional assistive device offering the possibility for assisted repetitive walking movements close to normal gait in an upright weight-bearing position. This movement induces flexion and extension of the hip, knee, and ankle joints.

The benefits of the Innowalk over standard static standing frames have been scientifically proven and include:

  • Better Quality of Life (as measured in the CPCHILD Score)
  • Improved muscle tone
  • Decreased muscle stiffness/tightness
  • Better gut motility
  • Increased heart rate and better blood circulation; improved lung capacity
  • It prevents muscle weakness and improves joint flexibility
  • Improved sleeping patterns leading to better moods
  • Improved bone mineral density from increased muscle activity and strength
  • Better skin integrity through relieving of pressure and increased blood-flow. 
Despite his difficulties Zach is a happy, determined young man and brings a smile to the face of all those who meet him, with his sense of humour and infectious laugh. Having the Innowalk for Zach will mean that we can optimise his health, avoid the need for future operations to fix joint issues that come with Zach's grading of cerebral Palsy and help him to realise his full potential, and allow him to continue spreading joy through his infectious personality.

We are currently trialling an Innowalk at home which is on loan to us for a few weeks and we have already seen the difference this is making to Zach and his quality of life! Here is a little video of how he’s been doing so far:

This page has been setup as we have a number of friends, businesses that want to help raise funds by doing their own challenges. We will keep you abreast of all the events taking place.

All our Love Mark, Isla, Mia, Zach & Kit

About the charity

Time Is Precious

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RCN 1141671
Time Is Precious charity help create a more comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for children in hospital or at home. The charity works alongside specialists to purchase equipment and refurbish areas to support children with an illness or disability. Making a difference to their lives.

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