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The lorry bed

Being a mum can be tough, but when you also have a disability you need all the help you can get. Helen has great difficulty bending as she has fibromyalgia and this means getting one year old Caedmon in and out of a cot is a big challenge. She asked Remap Leeds and Bradford if they could make a special bed that would help her. She had a special request: “Could it be like a lorry? He’s mad on lorries!”

Remap volunteers Brian and Agnes Wallwork got to work, using an existing small bed as the starting point and fitting a door at the end for an entrance. The “lorry-bed” features a lot of details such as an exterior mirror, headlamps, radiator and number plate. Inside the cab there’s a steering wheel, speedometer, oil and temperature gauges and ten sounds can be played.

No surprisingly, young Caedmon is enthusiastic about his bed and climbs in and out by himself. The Remap volunteers enjoyed working with the family who all helped with the project along the way.

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