Xander's 'Not-so-Little' Tikes Car

Xander's super-size car compared to the standard childrens version

Xander was born with a chromosomal abnormality which causes severe learning difficulties and sensory issues. He feels anxious and unsafe outside unless he’s in his Little Tikes car.

Now he’s more of a big than a little tike, our engineers constructed a new car from scratch that means Xander can continue enjoying his garden and experiencing new things, from the comfort and safety of his familiar car.

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Thumbs up from Bradley!

Bradley sitting in the sensory chair giving a thumbs up

With sponsorship from Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, we were able to make five new and improved sensory rocking chairs to help students with autism and sensory disorders at The Collett School in Hemel Hempstead. Now every student will be able to access a calming sensory rocking chair whenever they need to. Continues on our website.

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Our F.A.B.ulous evening of
shopping raises over £2000

A guest buys some clothing at DEMAND's pop-up shop

On Tuesday 14th June, fashion lovers from all over Hertfordshire converged on St Michael’s Manor, St Albans for an evening of fashion, beauty and style advice in support of DEMAND.

“DEMAND’s work really does transform lives so we’re thrilled with the £2000+ raised by the F.A.B. event which means we can help even more disabled people.”- Denise Gillies, Fundraising Manager at DEMAND. Continues on our website.

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Cracking everyday living challenges together

DIY Assistive Spray Bottle
See more DIY fixes and hacks like this at

We’ve launched a new website to collect and share fixes and hacks (tools, techniques and ideas to make life easier) that help disabled people to live life their way. But to find solutions, we need to hear your problems!

If you’ve had a bad experience with disability equipment or have issues doing things because of disability or ageing, post your challenge (by writing a description, using pictures or even a video to explain) and see what our community can come up with!

Post your challenge

Dates for your diary

The Avenue Q puppets
13th - 16th July at Edge Grove School, Aldenham

The award-winning Radlett Musical Theatre Company’s production of the hilarious (and x-rated!) puppet musical Avenue Q starts this Wednesday at Edge Grove School, Hertfordshire. The team will be holding a collection in support of DEMAND’s life transforming work.
Hack On Wheels logo
16th July at The Machines Room, London

Hack On Wheels are bringing together wheelchair users, designers, engineers, and makers to design, develop and test the first open source wheelchair designs. If you're an engineer or designer inspired by the idea of an open source wheelchair - come along! 
Guests enjoy dinner at The Restaruant West Herts College
22nd November at The Restaurant, West Herts College

West Herts College Food Academy Programme presents an Around the World dining experience not to be missed! Proceeds will be donated to DEMAND. Like our Facebook page for updates and to find out when tickets are released.
Fashion and Beauty pop-up shop logo
28th November at St Michael’s Manor Hotel

The F.A.B. Fashion & Beauty fair, Autumn/Winter edition! Join us for another evening of fun and fashion complete with a mini fashion show. Like our Facebook page for updates and to find out when tickets are released.
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