Cerebral Palsy Sport (CP Sport) has launched a pilot rental service initiative, in partnership with design and manufacturing company Quest 88, to support people with cerebral palsy and other associated impairments.
The equipment is available to hire and will help to enable individuals of all ages and abilities to participate in sport and recreational activity.
A range of frames can be hired for sports such as frame football and racerunning - a form of athletics for cerebral palsy athletes with severe impairments.
Racerunning has seen a big increase in interest since being included in the World Para Athletics programme in 2018.
Quest 88 has over 30 years experience in the design, manufacture and sourcing of activity based therapy products for children and adults.
Quest 88 has also manufactured tricycles for children with cerebral palsy in 1991, further developing additional products since.
#RaceRunning has changed our family's life. Can't imagine life without it! But it is expensive. Great news @CP_Sport are now making equipment available for hire. #http://www.cpsport.org/sports/racerunning-and-game-frame-rental-service/ pic.twitter.com/ly5zaS3UlI— Sarah Dauncey (@chinesesarah) September 9, 2020
Racerunning frames support users by keeping them in an upright position, with racerunning being an adapted sport for those who cannot functionally run and rely on sports aids for mobility and balance.
Hire is for a minimum of three months for users with accessories also being provided as well as a one to one coaching session.
"This is an exciting pilot programme for us at CP Sport and an opportunity for us to learn how we can develop our services and activities for the benefit of our beneficiaries," said Adi Fawcett, CP Sport chief operating officer.
"The service will enable us to take sport to our community and overcome the barrier of access to equipment for individuals and provide support through one to one coaching sessions.
"Our aspiration during this challenging time is to enable as many people as possible to get moving, be active and have some fun being physical."
The cost per month for RaceRunners is £30 ($38.50/€32.50) a month for non-members and £20 ($25.75/€21) for football frames - with items being half price for members of CP Sport.