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Help buying a disabled trike

Brodiew
Brodiew Member Posts: 6 Listener
Hi ive Just joined today . Need some advice on how to get help buying a disabled trike 
I have found a website just
Not sure how to go about getting help 
With that ..

Thanks 

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  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    edited June 2019
    Hi @Brodiew and a warm welcome to the community! I will rename your discussion and put it in the relevant place :) I hope you get some answers! 

    Are you looking for funding for this?
    Scope

  • Brodiew
    Brodiew Member Posts: 6 Listener
    edited June 2019
    Thank you. :)   I'm looking to find out how to get help purchasing a trike so some help funding it yes please 
     As it would be fantastic for my physical and mental health . Plus my  weight loss ? 
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,114

    Scope community team

    Hi @Brodiew
    I had a trike when I was younger and fitter. Great fun! But I was a danger to the general public :)

    Have you seen the Scope webpage that has fundraising ideas A-Z? Really it is aimed at people wanting to raise money for Scope but I think it has some creative ideas that could be used when fundraising for other causes: 


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  • Brodiew
    Brodiew Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Hi

    yeah so did I ..I loved it . Haha ? so much freedom.i did see that but I'm not sure this situation would fit ..I have no idea as mum did all this when younger 
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,114

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    GoFundMe pages are useful. When I need a new piece of mobility equipment my first stop is always eBay.
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  • Brodiew
    Brodiew Member Posts: 6 Listener
    How do I find then. I don't understand how Ebay could be helpful. Glad it helps you x
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,114

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    Equipment on eBay is often a lot cheaper because it is second hand. Crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe might be a better solution. :)
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  • Brodiew
    Brodiew Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Oh ok thank you ? 
  • KittyTinker
    KittyTinker Member Posts: 80 Pioneering
    Hi it may be worth trying out a few different trikes before you buy. We are really lucky and live near a specialist shop in York that sells all types of bikes but also has open days when you can try them all it’s called Get Cycling they also sell secondhand bikes. It may be worth looking for similar shops in your area because it can be a very expensive mistake to make if you don’t get the right trike. 
    Good luck and wishing you power to your pedals. 
  • KittyTinker
    KittyTinker Member Posts: 80 Pioneering
    Just occurred to me that the shops may also know of any local or national charity’s that can help with funding. 
  • Brodiew
    Brodiew Member Posts: 6 Listener
    thanks for that idea but nowhere around Canterbury do that try before you buy thing.  Plus I need adaptations so need to use the website I found 
  • Mel13
    Mel13 Member Posts: 1 Listener
    Hello everyone, I have just joined today and am having trouble finding an electric trike  for my 10 year old son with CP.  Your above discussions are so helpful and useful.  Thank you everyone .

  • KittyTinker
    KittyTinker Member Posts: 80 Pioneering
    Hi Mel, welcome, I have heard of a company local to us called Jorvik electric bikes and trikes I’m afraid I don’t have any experience of them as we only really tried out manual bikes for our boy but they may be worth a google. In the end we got our boy an Ice recumbent after we tried one at a local cycle show, as it grows with him and we have lots of great cycle routes around us so you can easily find a flattish ride. Good luck with your search and let us know how you get on. 
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @Mel13! So lovely to have you here and I am so glad you have found the information helpful. Is there anything else we can do to help? :)
    Scope

  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,572

    Scope community team

    Welcome to the community @Mel13. Let us know if you need any more advice. :smile:
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