Buggy funding joy for Riley and his Diss family

4 year old Riley Tregale from Diss with his mum Nancy and sister Alessa Miles. Riley has been given

4 year old Riley Tregale from Diss with his mum Nancy and sister Alessa Miles. Riley has been given a new buggy to help him get around by money raised by Co-Ops in Norfolk.

Four-year-old Riley Tregale finds it hard to walk long distances due to dyspraxia and hypermobility and can often have a sensory overload due to his autism.

His parents Nancy and Thomas found it hard to take him on trips out from his Diss home as he had outgrown a standard buggy and needed a specialist one which they could not afford.

Funds for the buggy, which can cost between £500 and £600, are no longer available through the NHS so Mrs Tregale applied to the charity Newlife - which funds children's specialist disability equipment.

The Central England Co-operative also support the charity and donations through their fundraising helped to buy the buggy for Riley - much to the delight of his parents.

Mrs Tregale, 35, said: 'He is four-years-old but is in age seven clothes as he is quite a big child.

'The new buggy takes a child up to 10-years-old and enables us to get out and about with him.

'Children with autism have melt downs and I cannot carry him anymore. He cannot walk far so he needs that buggy. Going into Norwich was impossible.

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'Going to town and even going shopping, the buggy makes it easier.'

Rosie Cole, manager at Central England Co-operative's shop in Rickinghall, near Diss, said: 'Central England Co-operative takes fundraising to help local communities very seriously and we are committed to making a positive impact in the local areas in which we trade.

'Working with Newlife has provided a great opportunity for us to help make life easier for youngsters like Riley.'

Mrs Tregale added: 'It has made a massive difference to us. We have an older child who is 13 and we wanted to do things more as a family.'

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