Sometimes its funny how things come into being. A father of a daughter with Cerebral Palsy designed and built a trike especially for her. It was functional, robust and it looked cool.
As his daughter grew, he designed and made bigger and better trikes. The incredible benefit of exercising, keeping up with her mates and general independence gave him an idea.
Custom built trikes
The concept of having custom built trikes for lease was proposed to the Society. The Society loved the idea and commissioned a fleet of trikes that members can lease.
- Three sizes of trikes are available that are suitable for children from 3 – 14 years of age.
- Children that are capable of riding a standard tricycle will not be eligible for the special trikes.
- An assessment is required before a trike is leased to an applicant.
- A trike may not be immediately available for lease and an applicant may have to wait for one to become available.
- Should the applicant be considered suitable for a special tricycle a lease agreement will be entered into.
There will be a monthly lease charged and the user will be required to organise a direct credit to an assigned bank account. The user will not receive a trike until this direct credit has been established.
Costs associated with collection or return of the trike to the offices of the Cerebral Palsy Society, 14 Erson Ave, Royal Oak, Auckland are the users responsibility.
To watch a TVNZ item on the trikes (screened 24 October 2010), CLICK HERE
The criteria for a person’s application to be considered is as follows:
- The user must be a current financial member of the Cerebral Palsy Society of NZ CLICK HERE to become a member (the current membership cost is $15 for a family or $10 for an individual).
- The user must have Cerebral Palsy.
- The user of the trike must be prepared to undergo an assessment for suitability for the special trikes.
- The user/family is prepared to pay the current leasing costs. (Presently set at $10/month)
How to apply
Please ensure you fit the criterias before applying.
CLICK HERE to download the getOnYourTrike Application Form.
Fill it in and post it to:
Cerebral Palsy Society of New Zealand
PO Box 24759
If you have any queries please call Michael Northcott 0800 503 603.
CLICK HERE to read/download a copy of the Lease Agreement.
Do not fill out this agreement, it is there solely for your information. An agreement will be organised at the end of a successful application process.