Dis­abled boy’s wheel­chair gift

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A dance school which helps dis­abled young­sters get ac­tive has re­ceived a boost af­ter one of its pupils was sup­plied with a new wheel­chair.

Stop­gap Dance Com­pany, which teaches a youth part­ner­ship group in Tun­bridge Wells, works to in­te­grate both dis­abled and able bod­ied peo­ple through dance.

Devon Hills, 10, re­ceived the equip­ment from the Dance Aid char­ity last month and joined his friends in show­ing off his moves at a class at Bish­ops Down Pri­mary School.

Stop­gap’s Han­nah Rotchell said: “It was a bril­liant day and re­ally warm­ing to see Devon so ex­cited and all his friends be­ing so sup­port­ive. We hope the chair will give him a lot more free­dom in his move­ment, not just in terms of his danc­ing but in other sports like foot­ball and bas­ket­ball as well.”

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