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Wheely good fun with Go Kids Go!

TV presenter Ade Adepitan making friends with a young wheelchair user

TV presenter Ade Adepitan making friends with a young wheelchair user

Ever wondered what it feels like to be in a wheelchair?

Well, here’s an opportunity to find out. A free wheelchair skills workshop takes place at Challney High School for Girls on Saturday, April 5.

It’s being organised by the charity Go Kid Go! whose most famous former pupil is TV presenter Ade Adepitan.

Spokesman Roy Wild said: “We provide extra wheelchairs for mums and dads and brothers and sisters to join in the games.

“Our slogan is ‘Independence through mobilty’ and our aim is to teach young wheelchair users the skills to help them become more independent.

“It’s really rewarding to see how youngsters grow in confidence as their skills develop.”

Luton mum Sian Barnard is a firm fan. Her teenage son George, who was born with cerebal palsy, said students claimed staff at Lea Manor treated him differently after the charity visited the school.

He said: “They told me that they realised how difficult it was being in a wheelchair.”

Sian added: “My goodness it’s hard work! We negotiated obstacles, then did some basketball and dancing.”

> Call 01482 887163 or email roy@go-kids-go.org.uk

 

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