My name is Myles Sketchley, I am the Project Development Officer for a registered children’s charity called Strongbones Children’s Charitable Trust. Strongbones have been in my life since I was a young child, they helped my family and I when we needed support due to my medical conditions. Now I am older, I am in a position to help other families who have children and young people with complex health needs alongside bone conditions. Due to my past experiences, I feel I am in a position to offer families support and guidance to help them overcome their barriers. My role at Strongbones means I am constantly on the lookout for new equipment and resources; it my job to research, contact companies, trial and present my findings to the Trustees at the charity. If they agree with my recommendations, I will then advertise these products on the Strongbones support page for families to apply. As part of my role, I sometimes have to make packages and get them couriered out to families throughout the UK.
I am very passionate about the work I do; I love to attend disability conventions to source new equipment, and where possible I will video my experience. In addition to the conventions, I also trial attractions and inclusive activity accommodations to see how accessible they are for wheelchair users like myself. While I am out, I love to take photographs and videos to really show what the places are like; when I get back to my work station, I make the photographs and videos into blogs, vlogs or photo montage videos to share with others.
Please have a look around my website, there are lots of places that I have visited both in the UK and abroad, I have also trialled lots of equipment and have given my honest opinions. Feel free to leave me a comment or a question, I’ll try my best to reply / answer. I just want to take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ for visiting my website, I hope it has helped you in some way, also a massive ‘thank you’ to Strongbones for supporting me to follow my dreams and make them a reality!
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