Fun day for young wheelchair users

First published in News

Young wheelchair users were given a fun-filled day of teaching and activities by the small national charity Go Kids Go.

Children and their parents were encouraged to take part in a range of fun games, including wheelchair basketball and dance as well as learning skills of balance, safety and emergency evacuation techniques at St Andrew’s Primary School in Hove on May 17.

The skills day is designed to help children to cope with the difficulties encountered on a daily basis by wheelchair users.

Roy Wild, training manager at Go-Kids-Go, said: “The day went really well. We were doing a whole range of activities designed to help people cope and I think everyone who came had fun.

“Everything was really overwhelmingly positive.”

The charity’s patron, Paralympic TV presenter Ade Adepitan MBE, was one of the first young wheelchair users to participate on the wheelchair course and has since become one of the most recognisable Paralympians in the world.

Mr Wild added: “Ade is a great role model for a lot of children who attend our workshops and we are lucky to have him associated with the charity.”

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