Appeal to help youngster gain independence

Paige Tazey, from Cramlington, who suffers from cerebral palsy.
Paige Tazey, from Cramlington, who suffers from cerebral palsy.

A fundraising drive has begun to help a young girl gain some independence.

Paige Tazey, five, from Cramlington, suffers from cerebral palsy and is currently undergoing botox injections in the hope she may walk one day for the first time.

The injections are given every six months in a bid to help relax her stiff muscles.

But now her family have started a fundraising drive to purchase a specially adapted equipment, including a bike, that will help her muscles and give her some independence.

Paige’s grandmother Marina Logan said: “Our target is £4,000.

“It will allow us to buy a specially adapted bike that will allow Paige a little bit of freedom and normality by enabling her to play and mix with other children, which will also help immensely increase her social skills, but also her confidence and self-belief. Things that come naturally to others.

“The money will also allow us to purchase items such as a specialist raincover for her buggy, this means we can enjoy the great outdoors with out having to constantly worry about the weather conditions.

“We will be running various activities and other fundraising ideas.”

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