Beach riding with Laura December 9, 2014 10:19 PM - Variety – the Children’s Charity of Queensland

Laura is a 13 year old girl who has Edwards Syndrome which results in significant physical and intellectual impairments. She is unable to walk independently. Variety – the Children’s Charity of Queensland assisted Laura in 2008 by providing the family $2,784 towards a ‘Zippy Iris’ wheelchair. More recently Variety funded a Hippocampe Beach Wheelchair so that they can enjoy activities together as a family and do what a lot of Queenslanders take for granted – visit the beach!

Recently, Variety Queensland received a message from Laura’s parents, Gary and Chris after a trip to the beach with the new Beach Wheelchair.

“Laura had a lovely time and was so relaxed. It was lovely to have her join the whole family on the beach instead of having to stay up on the footpath. So many thanks to everyone for their wonderful support in getting this piece of equipment, to open up another world for our girl that has been closed to her for several years. Our appreciation is great and many days of beach riding will be had!”