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Taking Disability Cycling to the Maxx

Taking Disability Cycling to the Maxx

One thing we here at Variety Ireland love is to see, is all children regardless of their ability out on bikes enjoying themselves. However, a simple bike ride for a child with disabilities isn’t always possible. This is where we at Variety Ireland step in and with the kind help and support of various sponsors and Minister Anne Rabbitte, Ministers Eamon Ryan and Minister Jack Chambers,.

As part of our Recycle Mobility Programme supported by The Department of Children Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and The Department of Transport, we are making cycling for children with disabilities possible across Ireland.

Let’s look at Yogan from Dublin who has Cerebral Palsy. Until now, this young man did not have access to cycling and was excluded from cycling activities because of his medical condition. Enter the team at TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation, who have teamed up with us here at Variety Ireland to fund trikes for wonderful children like Yogan.

In a world where we talk about ensuring children with disabilities are treated equal, our Recycle Mobility Programme does just that as we ensure children with disabilities have equal access to cycling. Here is a short note of appreciation that the charity received from Yogan’s dad, thanking us for his son’s new set of wheels.

Many happy years of cycling Yogan!

“Dear Variety Ireland,
I want to thank yourselves and TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation for helping us to provide a new special mobility trike for our son Yogan. Before he got his new bike, he was unable to  experience of wonders of cycling like most children of his age enjoy. Thanks to your Recycle Mobility Programme, Yogan is never off his new bike. He wants to be constantly out cycling with ourselves and other members of his family. His trike has opened up so many wonderful opportunities for us all thanks to the help of yourselves, the ministers involves and especially TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation. This has not only improved the quality of life for our son and family, but it’s also contributing to our own mental and physical wellbeing. I hope all know the difference you are making for children with disabilities around Ireland like Yogan. Please keep up the good work are and will be forever grateful to you all.
Thank you so much!”
Dev (Yogan’s father)