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18 Sep 2013

Update: Harry's taking on Disney!

Thought you might like a brief update about Harry, a fantastic six year-old who we helped a while back to play racing games independently for the first time in his life.

It was Harry's sixth birthday recently. We were excited when we heard that he received Disney Infinity as a present, and VERY excited when his Dad told us he was getting to grips with it brilliantly via our custom controller setup (shown below). Harry's cerebral palsy means that he lacks the finger and hand dexterity needed to play using standard controllers, so after some trial loans of various pieces of adapted kit, he's now using a digital fightstick along with four large buttons. They still take a bit of a battering, and it's great the way that Harry's dad is using the smooth surface of a picnic table to attach the kit firmly with suckers.

The inset pic shows Gav boxing up another piece of technology that we're sending to Harry as the next step of his gaming journey. We're lending him a special analogue joystick that we're hoping will make steering much smoother and easier for him to control.

None of this would be possible without your brilliant support, so thanks to everyone who's supported us recently. It's been a crazy couple of months and we're slack-jawed with the number of fundraising efforts that are happening. We're beating ourselves up about not being able to reply to every one of them to pass on our very real thanks, so apologies if that includes you. We don't charge for any of our loans and visits, so your help is really vital, and hugely appreciated.

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