LIFE has already improved for one little girl thanks to a generous £2,000 donation from the Kelty Wish Foundation.

Toddler Sarah Cheater was a born a premature twin with a brain injury in April 2017 which resulted in her developing cerebral palsy.

With the help from the charity, her family have been able to get 22-month-old Sarah intensive physiotherapy to try make it possible for her to be able to sit up on her own, lift her head and use her hands.

Her parents Alan and Vicki are delighted that they have already seen a “definite improvement” in little Sarah's fine motor skills since the physiotherapy; being able to grab food and feed herself.

Mum Vicki explained: "When I was pregnant with Sarah and Sophie something called Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome developed.

"I had never heard of it before but it’s a rare, serious condition that can occur when identical twins share a placenta and one baby basically takes all the nutrients.

"I started getting monitored at that point and it was decided at 28 weeks that I would have a c-section.

"Sarah was born with a brain injury and she developed cerebral palsy as result.

"It was a stressful and upsetting time. Also, a complete shock especially as neither of us have twins in the family."

Twin sister Sophie was also affected by the premature birth and has a developmental delay, although it's hoped she will be grow out of that in time.

For Sarah she will be dealing with the effects of cerebral palsy for the rest of her life.

Vicki continued: "Sarah is quite at the severe end; she cannot sit independently, needs help holding her head up and struggles to use her hands.

"She needs support at all times, even just to play with her siblings, it's pretty much one-on-one.

"It affects every aspect of her life.”

With two-year-old son Matthew also to care for, life can be very hectic for Alan and Vicki.

Looking after three children under three is tough enough but they also juggle their time taking Sarah to numerous appointments such as speech and language, NHS physio, occupational therapy, plus multiple consultant, hearing and ophthalmology appointments. Sarah also had eye surgery on Christmas eve.

"As Sarah can't talk she gets very frustrated and she often cries," Vicki continued.

"There's always going to be a limit to what she can do, but as the brain develops the most under the age of five, we want to do as much as we can to help during that time.

"The private therapy just tops up what the NHS are doing, and we've been given enough to do it again.

"It's manageable when Alan is here but when he's at work it is very hard."

Alan added: "We're so thankful to the Kelty Wish Foundation. I grew up in the area and all my family are based there.

"We've seen a definite improvement already from the therapy and she's been able to grab food.

"Vicki does a lot of it on her own but we are lucky to have the support of family and charity Homestart who help us have a break.

"The Christmas show by the foundation was a great night, it was overwhelming that people came to help that don't even know Sarah.

"The money will really help."

June Cannon, Chair of the Kelty Wish Foundation, said: "The foundation was put together exactly to help people like Sarah.

"The team put some ideas together and raised £2,000 for Sarah and to hear that the money is already helping is the reward we are looking for!

"We are all part of a big family here and have raised over £60,000 over the years."

To help Sarah donate at