Ian Collins is Leading Britain's Conversation.
6 October 2017, 12:05
Jenny and Richard are both living with upper-limb differences. They know just how much of a big difference charities supported by Global’s Make Some Noise can make to their lives.
They both received support from Reach, one of the charities LBC is supporting for Global’s Make Some Noise Day.
Reach helps children who are missing all or part of their upper-limbs, helping them build confidence and realise their disability doesn’t have to hold them back in life.
Now as young adults, Jenny and Richard are advocates for the charity and told James O’Brien just how important Reach has been to their lives.
Recounting her first visit to the charity, Jenny said: “I looked around and I just went: ‘Oh my god, everyone’s got one arm’ and it was the weirdest thing I’ve ever experienced.
“I was so used to being the only one and you get there and you almost have to get used to everyone else having one arm.”
Harry, 8, Eva, 10, and Anna, 11, are also being supported by the charity.
In their wonderful interview with James O’Brien, the explained how Reach had already made a huge impact on their lives.
Harry said: “Reach is just one of them places where as soon as you see it you know it’s going to be amazing.
“It’s almost like Christmas and your birthday on the same day.”