“Overall, the wheelchair has given Alfie a lot more freedom”, says Emily. “For instance, he can now finally use the family’s garden on his own, as he can move around it with ease. This has been very helpful during the coronavirus lockdown period.”

One of the biggest advantages of the new wheelchair is that it allows Alfie to go out and about with his family and join in with their activities. It’s especially helpful that the wheelchair is adjusted for all types of terrains, which means that Alfie can participate in family walks more actively and for longer periods.

Emily feels that Variety’s support has made a life-changing difference to Alfie, one that will have a positive effect on the whole family for years to come.