Seven year old Scarlett has been house bound for one of the hottest summers on record after out-growing her previous buggy.
Scarlett from Sheerness was diagnosed at a young age with severe, non-verbal, autism and suffers from extreme anxiety when out of the house. She has been known to have violent outbursts or attempt to run away when not in a buggy and her lack of danger awareness has made leaving the house extremely dangerous and difficult for Scarlett and her family.
The NHS does not fund buggies for children with autism and after out-growing her previous buggy Scarlett’s Mum, Dawn sought advice from Scarlett’s Occupational Therapist who suggested applying to various charities for assistance.
After applying to a different charity and waiting four months only to receive a rejection letter Dawn reached out to the Red Eagle Foundation for help.
Less than a month later we were able to provide Scarlett with a light weight buggy which has room for her to grow and is stronger than a normal pushchair. The buggy is perfect for the family’s house which has some restricted access and has enabled them to take Scarlett to the dentist.
Up until recently Scarlett’s Dad has been carrying her on his shoulders when they leave the house so the family are looking forward to a much deserved, relaxing day at the beach and hope to take Scarlett to the zoo in the future.
Jason Alderson, trustee of the charity said, “As a new Trustee of the Red Eagle Foundation this was the first time I have met one of the families which we have helped. It was an absolute pleasure to meet Scarlett and her family and I’m so happy that we were able to make their lives a little easier. A huge thank you to all who have supported our fundraising to date.”
The Red Eagle Foundation is a Kent based charity and we are proud to say that 100% of the funds raised go directly towards helping the children and no admin costs taken from the funds raised.
We are now on Justgiving https://www.justgiving.com/redeaglefoundation so fundraising for us couldn’t be easier.
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