STEPS, launched an equipment fund in memory of mother of two Claire Furmedge who was killed in an inflatable art structure at a park in County Durham .
Claire was killed on 23 July 2006 when the inflatable structure, which she was inside with her two children, broke free from its moorings. She was a dedicated supporter of STEPS and had been helping to raise funds for the charity for more than 7 years. She came in contact with STEPS when her daughter, now 8 years old, was diagnosed with a hip condition as a baby.
Says Claire's husband Gary Furmedge:
"When our daughter was diagnosed with a hip problem STEPS helped us with information and support during a very difficult and emotional time.
"I know Claire would have liked the idea of a fund which could help families like ours. She was so full of life and loved helping others. She would be honoured to have it named after her."
The Claire Furmedge Equipment Fund will provide a small grant to help towards the purchase of specialist equipment such as a car seat as well as useful information to parents caring for a child with a lower limb condition. More information is available from http://www.steps-charity.org.uk/links/7-136-claire_furmedge_equipment_fund.php.
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