This year's KalliKids* Sponsored Child, Lottie, has come on in 'leaps and bounds' since starting swimming lessons with Puddle Ducks West Kent & East Sussex.
Lottie has been diagnosed with hypermobility - which means her joints are looser than they would usually be - and undergoes regular physiotherapy sessions to help with her mobility. As Lottie's mum explains "Lottie's physiotherapist recommend that she attend swimming lessons to help with her physical strength. Lottie couldn't walk until after her second birthday but swimming with Puddle Ducks has really helped." Lottie has recently celebrated her third birthday and enjoys not just walking, but running around with her friends.
Lottie's mum told us "she still has a little way to go, but she is improving all the time and is expected to be on a par with other children of her age by the time that she starts school.
* Unfortunately, in the period since Lottie joined Puddle Ducks as a Sponsored Child, KalliKids has ceased trading. However we’re pleased to say that Lottie’s place with Puddle Ducks is secure and she will continue her swimming journey with us.