Chester children’s charity gives pedal power to local teen

Written by Lexi Heselwood on 14th April 2019

19-year-old Loyd, from Great Sutton has been given a mental and physical boost thanks to funding from our charity which provides funding for specialist equipment for children with disabilities across the UK.

An adapted trike that we provided for has enabled Loyd to rebuild the strength in his legs through gentle exercise.

Born five-weeks prematurely, Loyd had some minor delays in his mental development but was progressing well.

Sadly, at the age of six he suffered a number of fits, resulting in brain damage, which left Loyd unable to walk or talk. Loyd has slowly had to rebuild these skills, though he is still severely mentally and physically disabled. The cause of the fits remains undiagnosed.

Loyd’s mum Helen says: “The trike has really helped Loyd rebuild his core strength and build up his leg muscles. It also provides an opportunity to get out and get some fresh air. He’s not able to cycle a long distance but he absolutely loves getting out on his trike.




“He’s incredibly active and loves all kinds of sports. As well as enjoying cycling, Loyd also plays football and boccia (similar to boules) with Ellesmere Port and Neston Special Olympics.”

Hugh McCaw, founder of Children Today adds: “We’re delighted to help children and young people all throughout the UK and it’s fantastic being able to see how the work we do impacts the lives of young people, right here on our doorstep.”