Joshua gets a new seat

ALL BUCKLED UP . . . Joshua is pictured in his new seat.
ALL BUCKLED UP . . . Joshua is pictured in his new seat.

LIFE has just got a lot easier for a Motherwell youngster and his family after he was presented with a specialist car seat so he can travel in safety.

Joshua Price is profoundly deaf with severe global development delay, and the youngster has a two-hour round trip to complete everyday to get to his school, Donald’s College in Linlithgow, West Lothian.

That trip is now a lot safer for him after he was presented with a £603 seat by Marks and Spencer in Hamilton and the children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation.

And with the summer holidays now in full swing, the 11-year-old will now also be able to enjoy days out with his family. The M&S and Newlife Foundation partnership helps to fund over 130 pieces of essential equipment for disabled children each year.

The specialist equipment will ensure Joshua is seated correctly and remains safe while travelling.

Global development delay is a condition that is characterised by reduced intellectual functioning and limitations in communication which impacts on Joshua and his family’s everyday life.

For full story, see this week’s Times & Speaker, dated Thursday, June 7.