Keeping Kai Mobile

on May 25, 2018 in Grants

McLaren Major Elite courtesy of Kai Smith needed some help to keep him mobile and safe.  The Friends of Alfie Johnson stepped in to purchase the equipment he needed.

Kai, a pupil at Halesbury School in Halesowen, has a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder and other conditions that impact on his mobility.  He is unable to walk very far unaided, and his lack of awareness of danger is a real issue when being out near traffic.

As we have discussed before the government’s rules for providing help to children like Kai have changed.  He needed an expensive specialist pushchair which was beyond the means of his parents. So we were delighted to step in and help to fund the purchase of a Mclaren Major Elite.  This is a robust pushchair that offers features like an adjustable footplate so that it keeps pace with the growth of the child.

The new pushchair will ensure that Kai can both participate in school activities and continue to be part of the community.

It’s all down to you. The Friends of Alfie Johnson couldn’t help children like Kai without your continued generosity.  Thank you so much.


The Friends of Alfie Johnson


If you know of a disabled child, their parents or carers who need help call us on 07863 145801 or email


The Friends of Alfie Johnson – Disabled children’s charity for Halesown