Stoke & Staffordshire

Caudwell Children charity joins Twitter to help disabled

Children with disabilities are taking to Twitter to share stories about how lucky they feel.

Staffordshire-based charity Caudwell Children has set up an I'm Lucky Because account on Twitter.

The social media campaign aims to dispel misconceptions, and create a greater understanding, about young people who are living with disability.

CBeebies presenter Alex Winters and crime author Mel Sherratt helped to launch the venture.

Ms Sherratt said: "I'm very excited to be involved with the campaign and help the children speak about how lucky they feel.

"Twitter offers a great sense of community as there is always someone to talk to and help you belong."

Caudwell Children provides specialist equipment, treatment and therapy to sick and disabled children.

Chief executive Trudi Beswick, said: "This campaign reflects our efforts to help break down the barriers disabled children often face in society.

"The children we meet have achieved exceptional things, often when the odds are stacked against them and we want to give them a platform to tell people."

To follow the campaign go to @imluckybecause on Twitter.

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