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The Tile Association has been supporting Children Today for 19 years, raising over £47,000 in that time! Since 2004, thanks to the TTA’s support and generous donations from TTA members, Children Today has helped shape the future of not only hundreds of disabled children and young adults but their families too. Cody’s family explains how his adapted trike has been truly life-changing for them.

His mum, Alisha, says: “Cody has Autism, Epilepsy and Global Development Delay. As a family we love cycling, but obviously our Cody Bear can’t ride a regular bike as it wouldn’t be safe for him. Not only is he at risk of having a seizure, but he has the mental age of a three-year-old, so has little danger awareness.

“When we looked into getting an adapted trike, it was ridiculously expensive. So we were incredibly grateful that Children Today was able to help. Having the trike has made a huge difference to us as a family. Simply being able to all go out on bike rides together is a major thing for us and watching him being able to play with his brother, Logan, is just amazing.

“The first week we got the trike we went to a local park, and for the first time ever we were able to just sit back and watch Cody play with Logan and his cousins, knowing he was safe. Usually we have to carefully supervise his every move, so seeing him have the freedom to play and be more independent was a very emotional moment.”

Cody’s dad, Ste Thomas, says, adds: “It might seem extravagant, but unfortunately buying an ‘off the shelf’ bike isn’t an option for Cody, and we were desperate for him to be able to enjoy something we know he loves.”

From everyone at Children Today and all those we help, thank you for your continued support! 

TTA will be hosting a charity auction at TTA Awards 2023 on 12th May at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. There are some superb prizes to be had – and TTA are taking pre-bids now!

Prizes include:

  1. A 4 ball at The Belfry
  2. 4 seats in a box at a Manchester United Game
  3. 10 seats in a box at a Leicester Tigers Game
  4. 2 tickets to Twickenham for England v Wales
  5. A day’s sailing on a luxury 40ft yacht for 8

This is all to raise funds for TTA’s nominated charity, Children Today.

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