A CHILDREN’S charity and fitness group have stepped in to help a disabled girl.
Charity for Kids and Commando Fitness have joined forces to help seven-year-old Isabelle Everest’s family raise the cash to buy a new £2,500 wheelchair for the youngster.
Isabelle, of Asten Close, suffers with diplegia cerebral palsy. This affects mostly her lower limbs and she is unable to stand or walk. She relies on a walking frame and wheelchairs for her mobility. The youngster has recently had bilateral ham string surgery to help her stand up straighter.
Isabelle has a leisure wheelchair, giving her some independence, as she can go where she wants and not where the person pushing her takes her. The one she currently has is now too small and needs replacing.
The seven-year-old spends a lot of time fundraising for charities, children with disabilities and helping to raise awareness of the difficulties facing families of disabled children.
Chris Haines, founder of Commando Fitness, said: “I really wanted to call upon the large volume of fantastic people I train to raise some money following our boot camp last summer. We are now looking to build on that with our 70 members taking part in the Hastings Half Marathon in March and aim to raise as much as possible to help Isabelle. Look out for the bright orange t-shirts.”
To donate visit www.justgiving.com/charityforkids or text TTCC99 £5 to 70070.