Youngster with muscular dystrophy enjoys new wheelchair accessible swing at Sunderland playpark – Chronicle Live

Will Calvert, who suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Image: MDUK)

A Sunderland boy living with a rare form of muscular dystrophy has finally been able to enjoy his local play park following the installation of a wheelchair friendly swing and roundabout.

Nine-year-old Will Calvert, who lives with Duchenne MD and is subsequently bound to a wheelchair as a result – meaning he was unable to make the most of Hylton Castle park’s apparatus. However, following a year-long campaign from his auntie Angela Turnbull, two brand-new pieces of equipment for the less abled have been installed – meaning Will can have just as much fun as the other children.

Works for the swing and roundabout began just last month, being completed by Sunderland City Council roughly a month after the process began – and Will has wasted no time in getting down to the park and making the most of the new apparatus.

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