He may have been a bit intimidated by the bunch of grown-ups in the Mountjoy School Hall but once Madoc climbed onto the new piece of sport equipment, there was no stopping the boy. The Equiciser which Madoc (in the blue shirt) and his friend Luke (striped shirt) enjoyed, is an apparatus designed to help children with disabilities. It was handed over officially yesterday to the school. The Equiciser was financed through donations from The Rotary Club of Brit Valley, “The Friends of Mountjoy” (a support group within the school) and Bridport Runners. While the money from Brit Valley Rotary came from their Christmas Float Collection, the donation from Bridport Runners was raised during this year’s Jurassic Coast Run in July. The Equiciser, designed in the USA to help injured jockeys recover from serious falls, will support youngsters at the school to improve their motor control skills and hopefully help them to overcome some of their physical difficulties.
The photograph shows the presentation of the cheques to Cheryl Baker (right near Madoc on the Equiciser), Chair of the Friends, and Vice-Chair Linda Larcombe by John Clegg (far right), Brit Valley Rotary Club President, and Brian as Chair of the Bridport Runners.