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The unique UK charity supporting children with lower limb conditions

a little boy holding frames helping him walk

Every year Steps Worldwide supports young people living with lower limb conditions, offering advice to individuals, families and carers.

When Sue Banton was told by doctors her son Daniel had developed a club foot in the womb, the new mum struggled to find the right support.

At the time there was very limited help out there, not just for Daniel but also the family.

Wanting to make a difference Banton launched Steps in 1980 with a mission to support anyone affected by a lower limb condition.

Living with a physical disability which has an impact on the legs, hips or feet can be challenging - but thanks to Banton’s commitment and perseverance there is now a charity here to help.

Steps Worldwide is unique, it’s the only organisation which supports not only the most common, but also the most rarer lower limb conditions and is one of the many charities receiving a grant from BBC Children in Need.

The experienced team work alongside health national systems and local communities across the globe to improve medical standards, care and emotional support as well as to help establish them.

Thousands of children are affected by a serious lower limb condition which can vary in their symptoms, without professional help they would be unable to walk properly and without pain.

If you can make a donation to BBC Children in Need, no matter how small, you will be making a big difference to people like Daniel and the thousands of youngsters living with a challenging health condition.

[ BBC Children in Need is on BBC One tonight, Friday 17 November at 7pm. Available afterwards on BBC iPlayer. ]

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