Bliss hopes her trike can go to a good home

Springhead pupil Bliss Robinson gets her new Trike ,pictured at home in her garden.Picture Richard Ponter 124034a
Springhead pupil Bliss Robinson gets her new Trike ,pictured at home in her garden.Picture Richard Ponter 124034a
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A Scarborough girl is looking to pass on her specially-adapted trike to another disabled child as she is now too big to ride it.

Springhead School pupil Bliss Robinson, 11, was presented with the trike in 2007 after members of the community rallied round to raise more than £800,

The collection followed an appeal in the Scarborough Evening News, with donations from local businesses, fundraising events and anonymous well-wishers.

Dennis Anderson, of Express Print, organised a raffle to give away a framed picture of the cast of Coronation Street and a cardigan which was worn by barmaid Violet Wilson in the soap.

Bliss’s dad Colin Robinson said: “Bliss has now outgrown the trike and we’ve managed to get her a bigger one second-hand.

“We would like her trike to go to a new home where it can bring enjoyment to another disabled child.”

Mr Robinson, of Manor Road, said that ever since Bliss got her trike, people have always come up to them in the street and asked how she’s getting on.

He said: “We want to thank everyone again for the collection. This is also a way of updating everyone, because we bump into so many people when we’re out and about who ask after Bliss.”

Mr Robinson added that his daughter, who has epilepsy and autism, has had a great deal of enjoyment out of the bike over the last five years.

He said: “Her carer said that the first ever time she took her out on it, she was holding the handlebars and pedaling herself.

“She can actually do a lot more now - it’s been really good for her development.

“That little trike has done her the world of good!”

Mr Robinson explained that the tricycle has been adapted as Bliss has got bigger, but it would still be suitable for a five or six year old.

He added that the adaptions he has made to the trike can be removed if needed.

The family would like it to go to a disabled child who could benefit from using it - and are reassuring parents that it is very safe.

Mr Robinson said: “As it was bought with money raised by the community, we don’t want anything for it. We’re happy for people to come and have a look at the bike and see whether they think it’s suitable.”

Call reporter Susan Stephenson on (01723) 383877.