Cerebra’s grant scheme makes Sophie “squeal with laughter”

Sophie enjoying a family bike ride

Sophie enjoying a family bike ride

By making a donation to our Christmas Appeal this year you can help disabled children enjoy every -day activities that we all take for granted and help families create special memories that will stay with them forever.

At Cerebra we believe that all children should have the same opportunity for fun and participation. The cost of specially made equipment that gives the correct support and safety for children with brain conditions can often be too expensive for families to afford. Our Grants Scheme funds up to 80% of the cost of equipment and services to help make life easier and more enjoyable for children with brain conditions, giving them the same opportunities for independence and an ordinary life.

The Hibbs family recently received a grant from us for an adapted bike for nine year old Sophie who has cerebral palsy. The Hibbs’ wanted Sophie to experience the simple pleasure of going for a family bike ride but this was impossible for Sophie because her physical disabilities meant that she couldn’t use standard equipment.

A grant from Cerebra made Sophie’s cycling dreams a reality and the the family haven’t looked back since! Sophie’s bike means that the family can enjoy the simple pleasure of cycling together through the countryside and has bought everyone closer together.

quotation-mark-openHaving this bike means, for the very first time, we can go out for a family bike ride, all together. There is nothing more precious than seeing your child squeal with laughter and having fun. We can now go out with friends and enjoy a bike ride together, without one of us staying behind with Sophie.

Whilst we’re out bike riding, people now talk to Sophie as they have something to discuss. It is breaking down barriers and showing how important it is for our disabled community to integrate.

quotation-mark-closeWe have had so many comments on what a great bike it is and how much Sophie is loving it. We are changing people’s attitudes to what disabled children can experience. This bike almost makes us feel ‘normal’!

– Victoria Hibbs

Please donate to our Christmas Appeal this year and help us put a smile on a child’s face. There are many more families like the Hibbs’ across the country who need our help.


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The Hibbs family enjoying a bike ride together with Sophie and her trike The Hibbs family enjoying a bike ride together

More way you can donate this Christmas:

  • Text YULE12 and the amount you would like to donate to 70070
  • Call 01267 244221 to make payment over the phone using your credit or debit card
  • Send a cheque made payable to Cerebra to Fundraising Department, Cerebra, Second Floor Offices, Lyric Building, King Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1BD

Thank you.