Thursday, 10 October 2013

Kimpton mother prepares for Fire Walk to raise money for life-changing trike





A mother from Kimpton, near Andover, is taking part in a fire walk to raise money to buy a specialist trike for her young son.


Sharon Kennedy is raising funds in order to purchase a Tomcat Trike which would be life-changing for her four-year-old son Cameron who suffers from sensory processing difficulties, social communication difficulties and Dyspraxia.


Cameron can only walk short distances before pain and fatigue set in, meaning the Tomcat trike would enable him to become more mobile and independent.



Sharon is hoping to raise £600 towards the cost of the £1,873 trike with the additional funding coming from a grant from Cerebra, a specialist charity that helps children with neurological problems.


Sharon said: “Cameron and I went to try out the trike and it brought a tear to my eye to see him pedalling for short distances without help with the biggest smile on his face. The trike would mean that he could do things that other children can do, such as coming with me when I walk the dog. “


The fire walk takes place on 31st October in Newbury and is being run by specialists Bigger Brighter Bolder who are holding the event on Halloween to empower local business owners.


Sharon found the fire walk event online and contacted organisers Tracey Miller and George Swift.


She joked: “I wanted to do something a little bit different to raise money and this is shorter than a traditional sponsored walk.”


Tracey Miller, BBB director added: “As specialists in developing the mindset for success, our fire walk workshop is designed to help people overcome the fear and doubt that gets in the way of their success by actually showing the mind what’s possible. We’re delighted Sharon’s chosen our event and as well as raising money to help buy the trike, which will be life-changing for Cameron, we hope Sharon gets something really special for herself too.”


For more information on the fire walk, click onto www.biggerbrighterbolder.co.uk or to sponsor Sharon, click onto www.justgiving.com/local/project/firewalkfortomcattrike


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