Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research team task schoolkids with 'creating wheelchair of the future'

Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research team have asked schoolchildren to design a wheelchair with the 'wow' factor.

Monday, 15th June 2020, 10:38 am
Updated Monday, 15th June 2020, 10:40 am
Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research team have asked schoolchildren to design a wheelchair with the 'wow' factor.

They have tasked primary and secondary school pupils to design 'the wheelchair of the future'.

The competition launches today, and is open for entries until Wednesday 8 th July.

SMSRT is encouraging children to get designing by using cardboard, paper mache, Lego or recyclable materials.

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Charlotte Minoprio, SMSR Fundraising Manager said: “We’re really hoping children who are either stuck at home due to lockdown or are now back at school will want to take part in this fun challenge.

“It’s a chance to use their imagination and show off their creative flair by using whatever materials they like for their designs, and will also give them an insight into what life is like for someone who has to use a wheelchair every day.”

To enter the competition, please visit https://www.lifeafterparalysis.com/event/wheelchair-with-wow.

A £3 donation is suggested per entry.

She added: “We’d like to say a big thank you to George David Estate Agents, Aylesbury, for kindly sponsoring our competition prizes.

"We will have two winners from our Primary and Secondary school categories, each receiving a £50 voucher for WHSmith.

"In addition, each winner’s school will be offered a free interactive disability awareness assembly with an SMSR Ambassador.”

TO enter, click the above link and simply take a picture of your design and send your photo and a short explanation about your wheelchair to [email protected]

Money raised will fund vital research to improve the quality of life for people living with spinal cord injury.