my AFK (formerly Action For Kids)

AFK's Big Mobility Christmas Appeal

1000s of disabled children & young people in the UK urgently need specialist mobility equipment that relieves pain, improves health, enables independence and increases confidence. We raise funds to provide the perfect item of equipment to improve physical and mental wellbeing and foster inclusion.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1068841)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£12,000

Amount raised

£15,364

Donations

41

Championed by The Hospital Saturday Fund

    Categories

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • OtherOther

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

There are currently at least 360,000 children & young people aged 0-24 in the UK who have disabilities affecting their mobility. Most will need specialist mobility equipment at some point in their lives, but the NHS is not currently able to meet need based on demand and high specification of equipment. The items we provide offer many benefits including, but not limited to, greater independence, reduced pain, improved muscular strength and co-ordination and enhanced self-esteem and mental health.

Solution

We fund vital, life-changing mobility equipment for disabled children and young people, enabling them to get out and live the life they choose. The item is recommended by their NHS clinical team but not funded by them and they need to turn to charities for assistance as they are not in a financial position to fund it themselves. Uniquely, and crucially, we also cover the cost of maintenance and repairs ensuring they always have a functioning chair that is meeting their needs.

  • We just wanted to thank you for helping Eliza achieve a dream. Her new trike is absolutely fantastic and we have enjoyed several bike rides as a family. Eliza loves her new wheels. She has been so happy - several ‘cuddlies’ have been chosen for the rides so far! A GREAT BIG THANK YOU from all of us

    — Howard - Eliza's dad