Trike donation to support students’ journey

National Star student Cadi riding a trike donated by Tomcat

The family of a man who became disabled following an accident has shown their support for young people with disabilities by donating a trike to National Star in his memory.

The Ahmed family chose to donate the specialist Dragon trike to National Star after hearing about the work of our charity from Tomcat, the Gloucester-based business that provides specialist trikes for children and adults with disabilities.

Members of the family and the Managing Director of Tomcat, presented the trike to Verity Fisher, Physiotherapy Manager. During their visit they saw several students try out the trike for the first time.

‘We are hugely grateful to the Ahmed family for donating the Dragon trike to National Star. Many of our students absolutely love riding trikes. They provide them with independence over their mobility and it is a fantastic way for them to work on their muscle strength, cardiovascular fitness and decision-making while steering,’ said Ms Fisher, who leads the 30-strong physiotherapy team at National Star.

Four students will initially use the trike in their regular physiotherapy sessions and it is hoped that greater numbers of young people with disabilities will benefit from the generous donation in the years to come.

Click here to read the moving story behind the donation.  

Discover more about the work of the physiotherapy team.  

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