A BARNSLEY manufacturer has announced a partnership with a local charity that makes specially-adapted items for children with missing limbs.

BAPP Group, based in Barugh Green, has pledged its support to the LimbBo Foundation, which makes artificial limbs and special adaptations for children with missing limbs.

And BAPP supports the charity by helping where it can, supplying fasteners and helping distribute LimbBo bikes to families across the UK.

The most recent of these instances saw the Barnsley-based company enlist manager of its Mansfield branch, Darren Fraser, to hand-deliver a bike to a family living nearby.

The LimbBo Foundation was set up last year by Adam and Katie Dengel, of Shepherd Way in Royston, to help their son Tommy who was born without part of his arm.

As well as artificial limbs, made using a 3D printer in Adam’s garage-turned-workshop, the LimbBo Foundation now produces the specially-adapted bicycles and - inspired by Tommy’s ‘banging around’ on a toy drum kit and Adam’s musical background - specially-made and adapted drum sticks.

The foundation also produces educational materials and organises events for children with limb difference.