Young girl's life transformed with help from Audenshaw charity

A young girl's life has been totally transformed during lockdown thanks to help from The Believe and Achieve Trust.

Tameside seven-year-old Hedi-Lou has cerebral palsy, epilepsy and suffers with anxiety.

There was nothing more the youngster wanted than to join her brothers for a bike ride and escape being indoors for a while during lockdown.

So her mum Katie wrote to The Believe and Achieve Trust, based in Audenshaw, to see if they could help, asking if they would be able to provide a grant for a special bike to help Hedi-Lou.

Not only would it give her mobility and a chance to get out ofdoors, but would also help her through physiotherapy. 

Hedi-Lou is due to have her double hip-surgery early next year.

The Trust immediately approved a grant to provide a specialist £1,500 tricycle for the youngster.

Katie said: “Thank you to Believe and Achieve for this great bike and it now means we can have family bike rides in the summer and Hedi-Lou has had a smile on her face always, even through her frustration and anxiety. 

“It has changed her life for the future.”

Alison Williams, Executive Founder and CEO of the charity, said she was ‘chuffed’ to learn how much difference the grant had made.

“It is very rewarding to see how happy Hedi-Lou is when riding the bike that she wouldn’t be able to have if it wasn’t for receiving this grant,” said Alison.

The Believe and Achieve Trust rely on donations from the general public who become ‘BELIEVERS’ by donating and supporting the charity. 

The Believe and Achieve Trust use all donations to provide grants for children just like Hedi-Lou who want to be involved in sport no matter what disability they may have. 

To find out more about the Trust’s work - established in memory of Alex Williams, who battled through meningitis to become the Meningitis Trust’s first ever Young Ambassador - you can visit their website

Watch a video of Hedi-Lou testing out her new bike at the top of the page.


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