Sam Broad of Lighthouse Toys receives new wheelchair

Published on: 27th March 2019

A GoFundMe campaign raised over £22,000 in just seven months for a specialist electric wheelchair. 

“My new wheelchair has arrived,” commented Sam. “Thanks to everyone who donated.”

Sam Broad and her husband Tim opened Lighthouse Toys 14 years ago in Cambridge. Sadly, Sam became ill four years ago, meaning she could only visit the store occasionally when she felt well enough. While she continued to do much of the toy buying from home, Sam’s husband Tim has been running the shop along with the help of her parents.

Sam and Tim began fundraising for a new wheelchair seven months ago, as her previous chair limited her freedom; it was difficult for Tim to push, and Sam found that the support was lacking.

Fortunately, thanks to the generosity of toy industry supporters, friends and family, Sam is now enjoying her new wheelchair. The new chair will enable her to take a more active role in the business again, and to go on day trips with Tim and her children more easily.


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