The new RST grant system is now up and running. We have decided to select pieces of equipment that have been beneficial to Marrianne and try to make them available to others. Some items we will be able to cover 100% of the cost, whilst other pieces will see us offer a fixed amount towards.
As the trust continues to expand we hope to add to our list and make more grants available.
ActiveHands.co.uk have invented a great product to aid with gripping. Marrianne has used the active hands gloves for years now and they have helped her do a variety of things. From working out with weights through to playing the Wii.
A pair of gloves usually retail for £90 but thanks to our friends at ActiveHands.co.uk and the RST supporters we are able to offer successful applicants a pair of gloves for FREE!
For more information on the products www.activehands.co.uk offer please visit their site. To apply for your free gloves, please fill in the application form which will appear on the bottom of this page. (terms and conditions will apply)
Most spinal cord injuries cause damage to the diaphragm. This can result in a shortage of breath and affect peoples ability to cough (which can be very dangerous). For a few years now Marrianne has been working with a piece of equipment called the trainair. As Marrianne’s diaphragm only worked at 50% after her injury, the trainair has helped her a great deal and is a good way for Marrianne to ‘give her lungs a workout’. For more information on the trainair and to see all the medial reports on the product please visit www.trainair.co.uk
The trainair usually retails for £499. Thanks to the RST supporters and our friends at trainair, RST can offer successful applicants £200 towards a trainair. To apply for a grant please fill in the application form which will appear on the bottom of this page.
(We are just waiting for our legal team to draft the application form. The form will appear here in the next few days. If you would like to register your interest before then, please drop us an email.)
May 2011 – “Many thanks for your generous support in helping to provide us with a Trainair system. It’s a very kind gesture and one which brightened our day at a time when everything still seems so difficult. Kev has tried the system a couple of times and plans to use it 3 times per week. We will keep you posted with his progress. Thanks again for the chat and your help and advice so far – It’s much appreciated. Maybe one day we will meet up.Thanks again and all the best.
Love from Becky and Kev” (kev had a c7 injury in 2010)
We are in the process of offering help for Physio…watch this space for more info.