Sisters need special trikes to get moving

Aimee, six, and Shannon Lloyd, 11, at the fundraising day
Aimee, six, and Shannon Lloyd, 11, at the fundraising day
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A FAMILY is hoping to raise thousands of pounds to help two sisters get mobile.

Aimee and Shannon Lloyd need specially-made trikes to help them get around as they both suffer from disabilities.

Aimee, six, has ataxic cerebral palsy which restricts her movement as her leg muscles spasm and are stiff.

Her older sister Shannon, 11, suffers from Williams Syndrome – a type of Down’s Syndrome.

She also has multiple complex heart problems.

But despite their disabilities the sisters are happy girls and mum Charlie wanted to treat them by purchasing personalised trikes. But for both trikes, the family need £3,000.

Charlie, from Lee-on-the-Solent, said: ‘Both my daughters are disabled so they cannot ride ordinary bikes.

‘The special trikes we need will cost £3,000 together so as a family we have been holding fundraisers and coming up with ways to raise the money.

‘The trikes are really great because they have special seats and straps and they have a handle so parents or carers can control them and keep them safe.

‘Shannon’s trike will be £1,400 and Aimee’s is £1,500.’

To help reach the target, the family held a fun day.

The family shut the cul-de-sac where they live to hold a number of fundraising activities including a bouncy castle, face painting, nail art, biscuit decorating and a raffle.

Charlie added: ‘The fun day was absolutely brilliant.

‘We had so much going on for the neighbours to enjoy.

‘It was a great success and everyone had a lot of fun.

‘We are thankful to everyone who took part.’

So far, Charlie and her family have raised £1,300 but she said she will wait until they have the full amount before purchasing the trikes.

She said: ‘Even when we reach enough for one trike, we will carry on and buy them both at the same time.

‘We hope we can reach the target before summer.’

If the family exceed their target, extra money will be donated to the charity Tree of Hope, which helps other sick children.

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