Marley’s New Trike

Linda Miles, Director of the Brian Kennedy Trust, and Children Today’s Chief Executive recently rolled up on a sunny afternoon to meet Marley, his mum and dad, and nanna, not long after Marley had returned from pre-school.

Being tired and very hot and bothered, the very last thing that Marley probably wanted was having two visitors.

However, as soon as Alan suggested he show us his Theraplay tricycle, in the orange of his favourite team, Blackpool F.C., and wearing a hat to match, Marley very quickly became a picture of contentment and didn’t stop giggling. Marley loves his trike!

Mum explained that in the short time since the trike had been delivered, Marley was now starting to walk, albeit still needing help and a hand to hold but this was a great improvement. There was also very clear definition to the muscle development in both his calves and thighs. Hopefully, Marley’s “bottom shuffling” will soon become a thing of the past.

Both mum, Hayley, and dad, Scott, said the trike “makes such a huge difference” to Marley and in such a short space of time.

The glorious Blackpool sunshine meant that Alan and Linda were able to talk lots and take lots of lovely photos and we’re delighted to be able to share these with you now.

Without a doubt, Marley was an absolute star!