Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) welcomes the news that children with limb loss will benefit from a further £1.5 million funding for sports and activity prosthetics.
This is the next stage of a government fund that has supported 220 disabled children since its launch in March 2016. It means more children who have suffered limb loss or who were born with a limb deficiency will benefit from prosthetics such as running blades.
The fund also promises to support research and innovation to improve prosthetic technology.
Minister of State for Care, Caroline Dinenage, who made today’s announcement, said: “Hundreds of children have already benefited from the fund, and this additional investment will now help open up even more possibilities for children with limb loss, and hopefully ignite in them a lifelong passion for sport.”