Charity makes big difference to Phoebe Small’s life

Thanks to our previous fundraising events, we have provided the final piece of funding needed to pay for a local girl to have a new all-terrain wheelchair. 

Seven-year-old Phoebe Small, from Weston, has global development delay. This affects her learning and movement skills, her ability to walk, and her interaction with other people.

Her family wanted to get her a new all-terrain wheelchair, as this would be better suited to her needs and improve her quality of life. The chair costs £3,000 and friends and relatives have been rallying around helping to raise the money.

Activities included a fund-raising event at Winscombe Communit Centre, which was organised by Phoebe’s eight-year-old friend, Grace Henderson. Overall, fund-raising efforts left Phoebe’s family about £1,000 short of their target.

We were delighted to provide Pheobe’s family with the £1,000 needed to reach their goal.

Phoebe’s mum, Charlotte, said: “With the support of the Axentis Michael Charitable Trust, we have been able to purchase an all-terrain wheelchair for Phoebe, which means we will be able to enjoy more family days out, like going to the beach, which we have not been able to do with her current wheelchair. She is such a happy, smiley, girl and brightens up every room she goes into, and we are so grateful to the Trust for their generous contribution, which will make a huge difference to Phoebe’s quality of life. We used the wheelchair to take Phoebe to Weston Woods, and she absolutely loved it.”

Alex Demetriou from the Trust, said: “When we heard what a positive difference an all-terrain wheelchair would make to Phoebe, we were only too pleased to be able to fill in the funding gap. I hope Phoebe gets as much joy out of her wheelchair as we have in helping to provide it for her, and that she gets to enjoy even more quality family time which will make her smile even more.”

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