Detailed examples

In 2015 we sourced and funded the purchase of a cargo bike for £1,709.00 to enable Ethan to easily travel around Cambridge with his siblings.

purchase of a cargo bike

In 2011 we made a grant of just over £2,000 for the purchase of a replacement "buggy" for a person with a long-term neurological condition who has been a sponsored member of the Trust for some 20 years.

purchase of a replacement "buggy"

In 2009 the Trust, in collaboration with another Charity, helped provide a special electric wheelchair for one of our sponsored members who suffers from cerebral palsy.

special electric wheelchair
special electric wheelchair

Also in 2009 a grant of £2,800 was made to provision and fit specialist carpet / flooring, suitable for wheelchair use, in a new underfloor heated bungalow into which one of our sponsored members was moving.

Underfloor heating
specialist carpet / flooring, suitable for wheelchair use
specialist carpet / flooring, suitable for wheelchair use

In 2008 Cherryhomes purchased a seating block and writing frame for a 9-year-old boy who was recovering from a brain tumour and has acquired brain injury following surgery. An application was made on behalf of the boy from the Special Needs Coordinator at his Middle School and was financed by the Trust. This is one of the smaller ways the Trust can help disabled people. The frame and wedge cost £50.

The compact folder containing the wedge and block for easy carrying
The compact folder containing the wedge and block for easy carrying
The folder open showing how the wedge and frame fit together
The folder open showing how the wedge and frame fit together
 
The seating wedge on the seat which helps the boy to maintain his core stability and helps him to sit forward in his seat
The seating wedge on the seat which helps the boy to maintain his core stability and helps him to sit forward in his seat
The writing frame showing how it raises the book up so the boy can write and still sit upright in his seat
The writing frame showing how it raises the book up so the boy can write and still sit upright in his seat

In 2005, the Trust provided a grant of just over £6,500 to fund the basic conversion of the vehicle below to enable wheelchair access and thus to allow the couple to regain a measure of independence and to enjoy being able to go out together again.

conversion of a vehicle to enable wheelchair access
conversion of a vehicle to enable wheelchair access
conversion of a vehicle to enable wheelchair access

Some other examples of things we've sponsored over recent years

2024 Continued advocacy for disabled person dealing with DWP
Nil
2023 Grant towards new carpets in new bungalow
£1,800
2022 New Mangar-Elk cushion
£1,200
2022 Grant towards deposit for specialist Motability Vehicle
£2,500
2022 Continued advocacy for disabled person dealing with SCDC
Nil
2021 Mangar-Elk cushion repair
£200
2019 Food Processor Replacement
£200
2019 ECU replacement
£900
2018 Provision of advocacy for disabled person in dealing with DWP
Nil
2018 Provision of an emergency "Lifting Cushion" to assist raising of person back to chair following a fall.
£1,000.00
2017 Up-grade of cargo bike (children grow!)
£1,500.00
2017 Provision of new oven and induction hob and advocacy in support of South Cambs District Council kitchen refurbishment for wheelchair bound resident
£746.00
2015 Procurement of a Theracycle for stroke rehabilitation
£4,880.00
2014 New refrigerator
£98.98
2013 Repair and new battery for stair lift we had agreed to maintain
£225.00
2012 Patio area and paths with necessary ramps for wheelchair
£4,930.00
2011 Wheelchair
£2,913.00
2009 Specialised Clothing Grant
£114.00
2006 Bathroom Grant
£2,000.00
2006 Grant towards specific furnishing for new home for existing "Sponsored Member"
£2,000.00
2005 Bed
£499.00
2005 Garden Watering System
£100.00
2005 Mattress
£250.00
2004 Wheelchair repair
£260.00
2004 Wheelchair repair
£64.50
2003 Wheel Chair refurbishment
£256.65

Cherryhomes Trust. Registered Charity Number: 272762