MedEquip4Kids responded to a call from the Paediatric Occupational Therapy (OT) team in Salford to provide a range of toys, positioning aids, learning tools and lighting to help families from across Salford try out specialist equipment for their children.
The charity visited Springwood Primary School in Swinton to meet some of the young people who are working with the occupational therapy team. The school is Salford’s only special needs school and caters for 175 children aged between two and eleven.
Vicky Bunnage, from MedEquip4Kids, said: “The OT team at Salford asked for our help to set up a toy library so that parents could try different items before spending large sums of money, and we’re so grateful to all our donors who helped make this possible.”
One of the pupils attending Springwood Primary School is seven-year-old Sophie from Salford, who developed epilepsy as a result of a difficult birth.
Sophie’s father Graham said: “Sophie loves sensory things. She loves putting her hands into different textures. She really enjoys the dark tent and loves the rainmakers as she can hold on to them and hear the sounds.”
Mandy Kast, occupational therapist from Salford, said: “We’re so grateful for the donation of toys. They’ll make a great difference to children in Salford who struggle to get opportunities to learn through