Harry de Gruchy-Wilson is five years old and was born with physical and learning needs. He is able to walk but only for short distances. Like all boys of his age he is a lively child who enjoys outdoor activities, but with only a normal wheelchair these were very restricted.
Variety – the Children’s Charity of Jersey was delighted to buy an All Terrain Delta Buggy costing $3,600. This buggy has changed Harry’s life. Not only can it be used as a normal wheelchair but it can be attached to the back of Harry’s Mum’s bike. It has the added advantage that it can be altered as Harry grows so should give him many more years of pleasure.
Along with his Mum and his friends he is able to enjoy the beach and the woods. No path is too rough for Harry. He has taken part in a ‘Ride the Airport Runway’ which was a unique opportunity. Every Saturday morning he joins in the Jersey Park Run of 5km on the cycle track. He went on holiday with his cousins to their croft on the Isle of Lewis where he enjoyed the beaches, moors and cliff paths. At Christmastime, dressed in a Santa outfit he took part in the Variety Santa Fun Run which he thoroughly enjoyed and helped to raise much needed funds for Variety.
Harry’s Mum says “This is just the beginning, we have so many years of adventures ahead of us. Thank you Variety for making this happen.”