Big Little Therapy Toys
For big children with disabilities who have outgrown their toddler toys but still need them for development, therapy and exercise. The big little cars will benefit physical and mental health as well as supporting education, learning and development.
February 2018 - February 2019
Charity information: DEMAND:Design and Manufacture for Disability
Play is an integral part of any child’s development and at DEMAND we want to make sure that all children, whatever their physical or cognitive abilities have the opportunity to benefit from play. When you can run on a playground or ride your bike after school there are so many opportunities to be active but if your balance and coordination are still developing and you have outgrown toys for toddlers like ride on cars you need other ways to be physically active.
To continue research, development and manufacture of the Big Little Car's to help more families like the two we have already helped.
To design & make a more robust car for multi child use. The residential design is not tough enough
Activities» We have begun research with a local school to see how we can improve our design so that its strong enough to cope with lots of children using it.
What success will look like
Manufacture and deliver a bespoke car to our awaiting school for children with disabilities
To raise enough money to help the 9 families and school on our waiting list
Activities» Fundraising Campaigns
» Appeals to grant giving organisations
» Press releases & direct appeals
What success will look like
Have raised the money to make 10 cars in total
To make more Big Little cars, to enable bigger children to continue to reap the the benefits of playing with toys
The only risk we can see, is that someone else makes toys big accessible for bigger children - which would be wonderful!
In any way they wish, by letter, email, phone call, newsletter
Budget - Project Cost: £25,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £2,800 Materials To buy materials to make 10 Big Little Cars £22,200 Staff Costs Labour
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Warner Bros Studio Leavesden £10,000 Guaranteed Parent of child £500 Conditional Trust £2,500 Guaranteed
These are the locations of the families who are on our waiting list
The 9 families and school who have asked us to help them by making and giving them a Big Little Car.
We have already designed and made 2 cars
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Our engineer, designer maker
My son loves being outdoors and loves his ride on toys but at 6 years old he is obviously way too big for the ones that are available in stores. So his little legs drag along the floor. Having a ride on toy made suitable for him to enjoy and get about outside would be life changing