Who we are
Many Australian children cannot walk due to medical conditions like cerebral palsy. They can’t run or jump or play like other kids. Often they’re stuck low in a chair and can’t even talk eye-to-eye.
However, by facilitating the funding of specialised walking devices, the Australian Lions Children’s Mobility Foundation (ALCMF) helps get them out of their wheel chairs and onto their feet, empowering each child to reach his or her potential.
To fund and purchase walking devices to every child in Australia who needs one.
To empower children to reach their potential.
Partner with state and territory cerebral palsy organisations.
Work with physios and therapists who assess the individual needs of children.
We help children walk
A range of walkers are available to cover every level of disability for children up to 18 years old. Identifying the correct walker takes into consideration the need for balance and occasional support, through to full support of weight, whilst still being able to step forward.
We as Lions are not able to assess which device is the best for each individual child, and therefore, we rely on the professionals who are working with the children to advise which is the ideal for that particular child.
One very trendy little miss in her school outfit. Thank you to Amber's Mum for sending this through. Amber began her...
I am eight years old and with my new walker I can play at the park and at the beach with my family and friends. At...
Madhusha is nearly three years old and has a birthday party every year but is not given presents by her friends. All of ...
In 1996, the Whitfield family of Allambie in Sydney travelled to England for their son, Luke (4yrs) to be fitted with a Hart Walker. Here, for the first time, Luke experienced walking and his general health dramatically improved.
The Australian Lions Children’s Mobility Foundation forms part of Lions Clubs International, the world’s largest community service group. Our Trustees are all members of Lions Australia and Volunteers.
If you are apart of the Lions family or another registered charity, please consider a child’s walking device for your next fundraiser.