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Natalie's the coolest kid in town with her 'whizzy' wheelchair

By The Citizen  |  Posted: November 07, 2012

INDEPENDENT: Natalie Middlecote at the launch of the concert.

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NATALIE Middlecote is the coolest kid in town.

The seven-year-old has muscular dystrophy but her adjustable-height "whizzy" wheelchair gets her out and about.

Mum Sandra says her daughter is incredibly independent despite suffering from the muscle-wasting disease.

She is just one of a group of sufferers who are coming together on December 6 for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign's Spirit of Christmas candlelit family service at Gloucester Cathedral.

The event, from 7.30pm, is a popular night of choral music and is proudly backed annually by The Citizen.

Mrs Middlecote, from Ross-on-Wye, said: "Natalie is completely independent. We moved into a bungalow and she whizzes around.

"She can take herself to her bedroom or into the garden without a problem. Having the wheelchair has been a lifeline to her."

The family is hoping others will join them at the fundraiser.

Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children.

Dame Janet Trotter, Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, said: "This event is all about bringing the community together as one family. It's a wonderful occasion."

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  • anonfromglos  |  November 08 2012, 4:47PM

    Awesome chair! The alloy wheels are amazing. I think the token guard teddy is quite necessary! :)