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How the Trust Started

Melanie Braysher was a young girl whose death from cancer in 1990, when she was only 11 years old, meant the loss of a very special friend to all who knew her.

During the course of Melanie's illness her left leg had to be amputated, but she was able to get around using a motorised scooter - a gift from a friend. The independence it gave her transformed her life!

Melanie's family and friends wanted to establish a permanent memorial to her, and realising that many other children could benefit from the kind of mobility Melanie had found so helpful, the Melanie Braysher Trust was conceived.


The Melanie Braysher Trust was formed in April 1992 with the aim of providing independence, wheverer possible, to disabled children and young people. Included among its trustees are people who have experience of the difficulties faced by people with disabilities.

We know that mobility is something of fundamental importance to the happiness and well-being of children and young people. We also know that the quality of life of the whole family can be transformed when their child's independence is enhanced.

The new generation of mobility equipment we can provide stems from our belief that every child deserves independence and mobility. We believe the children and young people we want to help will be better placed to achieve their full potential, whether in their studies, work, or leisure pursuit.

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