Summer’s time to shine!

Summer Day, 7, suffers from cerebral palsy. Her family have raised funds to buy her a special mobility tricycle to enable her to get around on her own for the first time.
Summer Day, 7, suffers from cerebral palsy. Her family have raised funds to buy her a special mobility tricycle to enable her to get around on her own for the first time.

A WISH has been granted for a little girl with cerebral palsy after her family raised enough money to buy her a specially designed tricycle.

Summer Day, seven, of Redhill Drive, Castleford, will be able to move around on her own for the first time and play out at her school, Smawthorne Henry Moore Primary School, with the aid of the £1,300 tricycle.

Summer’s uncle and aunt, John and Louise Day, started collecting cash in January after their niece tried out the bike at one of her many hospital appointments.

Louise said: “Summer has to see a physiotherapist because she can’t walk or get about on her own and at one appointment they let her have a go on this tricycle. She could use it really well.

John added: “She was mad about it straight away. She came home that night and phoned me up and told me all about it. I promised we’d get her one, so we started raising money.”

William Street Sports and Social Club on Lock Lane helped Summer’s family start the fundraising and donations from the Freemasons and Showmen’s Guild boosted the total meaning the tricycle could be ordered after just six weeks.

Louise said: “Summer is known for her cheeky little smile and once people found out what we were doing, every one was willing to help out.”

The tricycle was delivered to Summer’s house last Thursday. Her mum, Tracy Day, said: “It’ll be really good for her. It will help to build the muscle in her legs and she’ll have a bit more freedom – it means a lot to her from that point of view.

“In the past at play time she just sat indoors because if she goes outside she usually has to go in her wheelchair. Now she’ll be able to play outside with the other children.”

John added: “It was so lovely to see her little face when the bike came. Thanks to everyone who helped us raise the money.”