A teenager was given back her independence in October when she was given a specially designed wheelchair.

Maleeha Malik, 14, from New Southgate, suffers from global development delay and has no indepedent mobility, relying on her parents and younger siblings, sister Ifraand, and younger brothers

Abdullah and Yousef, for her needs.

But through the fundraising efforts of charity CHIPS and their partnership with Beacon Bingo in Cricklewood, a specially designed and manufactured wheelchair was created which allows Maleeha to move better for herself, as she is able to bear weight and do standing transfers.

Maleeha’s mother, Saba, said: “This wheelchair will allow Maleeha to become more independent at school and also encourage her to take part in more activities and trips both in school and within the community."

The charity as a whole has raised £1.8million and provided more than 500 wheelchairs to children in the UK.