Hawick mum’s charity bid for Kelsey’s bike

Kelsey Frew tries out the Petra Race Runner bike which would enable her to compete in disabled sports
Kelsey Frew tries out the Petra Race Runner bike which would enable her to compete in disabled sports

A Hawick mother whose young daughter suffers from cerebral palsy is hoping to raise £2,000 for a specialist bike to allow her to compete in disabled sporting events.

Tania Frew is holding a cake sale at TW clothing on March 20 and is also set to step out on a sponsored walk from Hawick to Roberton and back.

Speaking to The Southern, Tania said: “Kelsey was inspired when we met Gemma Scott and Samantha Kinghorn at a disability sports event.

“When I spoke to her physio about doing wheelchair racing they showed me the Petra Race Runner, which is like a bike, but it is moved by using her legs on the ground. It will help strengthen her leg muscles and train her how to walk without the full weight of her body on her feet.

“She will also be able to take part in school sports on her own instead of being pushed in her wheelchair.”

If you would like to help Tania in her fundraising efforts, there is a sponsor sheet in TW clothing in Hawick and she has also set up a page on Facebook – www.facebook.com/pages/Kelseys-petra-running -bike so people can keep up to date with what is going on and hear about updates on the bike.