11th July 2016 – Scoot donated during Ramadan to help children with disabilities
A Firefly scoot has been donated to the child development centre at Airedale Hospital for Ramadan thanks to a Keighley based charity.
Two-year-old Hassan Ismail, of Stockbridge, who has Spina Bifida attended a weekly group run by therapists which meets at the centre at the hospital. His father Shazad Ismail bought him a scoot to help his son move around more easily.
Now SKT Welfare charity – where Shazad is a volunteer – has bought a scoot for the benefit of other young children who have problems with their mobility. It can be used by children aged 2 – 6, who have disabilities to get around in three ways – by sitting on it and using their legs, lying down on it or using the self-propelling wheels similar to a wheelchair.
Shazad said: “The scoot has made such a difference to my son’s life as now he is mobile. We wanted to make life easier for other children who have mobility problems like Hassan and during Ramadan is a perfect time to do that.”
SKT is an international welfare charity based in Dewsbury with volunteers from all over the country. They have helped countries in crisis such as Syria, Palestine and Pakistan. However recently volunteers have undertaken some community based initiatives including working with refugees and helping clear up after the floods. Every Friday there is the Baraka Community Soup Kitchen at the Sangat Centre, Marlborough Street, in Keighley which gives over a 100 meals per week to individuals and families.
SKT welfare is also hosting a football tournament to raise funds for the children’s ward at Airedale hospital, Ward 17 on 31 July. If anyone would like to enter a team to the tournament, volunteer with the charity or donate please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sktwelfare.org