HERE it is – the bright pink walker you helped buy that has put a big smile on 10-year-old Phoebe Matthews’ face.
Within days of the Lincolnshire Free Press launching an appeal for £2,100 to buy the walker, which gives Phoebe her only taste of freedom, we had reached the target.
And just a few short weeks later Phoebe and her family, of Meadway, Spalding, have taken delivery of the valuable piece of equipment.
Phoebe suffers from cerebral palsy and is unable to do most things for herself, but the walker holds her upright and enables her to scoot around – allowing her to take part in school activities and play with her friends.
Her mum Amanda said: “We can’t believe how fast it has all happened.
“When we told Phoebe her new walker was arriving she was so excited and just itching to get in it.
“It is wonderful. It means she will be able to have a walker at her new school when she starts in September, which will allow her to join in with more things.
“It is her only means of independence and her face just lights up when she is in it.
“We cannot thank enough everyone who has made this possible.”