Anna Gibson and Philippa Gograrty, the co-founders of Micro Scooters UK, set out to improve children’s lives, one scooter at a time. However, knowing that not every family can afford one of their scooters, they decided to launch a Toy Library Donation Scheme to make them accessible to every child.
Pimlico Toy Library in London is the first to benefit from the scheme which launches on 12th July when the scooters will be handed over. With the school summer holidays nearly here, it’s perfect timing as the extends its service to 0 - 11 year olds during August with a range of exiting activities.
Situated in one of the most deprived areas in the UK, Pimlico Toy Library is also one of the busiest. It relies solely on charitable donations, which is why Micro Scooters has chosen Pimlico as the first to benefit from the scheme.
Not only are they fun, but scooters also help with a child’s development of balance, coordination and core muscle strength. Commenting on the scheme, Pimlico’s toy co-ordinator, Maggie Harper said:
“After discussions with the local Occupational Therapist, the Toy Library is working with hundreds of children with the aim of preventing the current situation where some children of school age are unable to cope with basic life skills like dressing and feeding themselves properly.
Micro Scooters donation will make a difference by improving children’s co-ordination and fitness as well as giving them a sense of achievement.”