A CLYDEBANK mum is making a desperate plea to the public to help her raise money for a specially fitted trike for her daughter.

Sian Langley, who lives in Faifley, is hoping people in the area can help her raise money to buy an adapted Tomcat tricycle for her daughter Emma.

Emma Rocks, was diagnosed with Angelman’s syndrome in 2012, at the age of four.

The genetic condition affects the nervous system and causes severe physical and learning disabilities.

Emma was diagnosed with the rarest form of the condition, which has left her non-verbal.

Sian told the Post that she started to know something was wrong when Emma was playing in nursery.

She said: “It was really hard to begin with. When she was at nursery she was not meeting the normal milestones that other children had achieved.

“I knew something was wrong and she was showing all the symptoms of Angelman’s syndrome.”

Emma, who is now aged 11, is a pupil at Kilpatrick School, where they provide bikes that are specially adapted for children with physical needs.

However, Sian has been quoted £4,000 for the Tomcat trike and recently received the devastating news that the Dreams Come True charity, which works with the school and helps to provide specially-fitted bikes and trikes for children, can’t meet the cost.

The mum-of-four has since contacted other charities hoping that they might be able to help, but so far without success.

Sian told the Post: “I was shocked to learn how much these things cost. She loves being outside, so when she was fitted in this trike she didn’t want to get off it.

“It breaks my heart that I can’t just write a cheque to get Emma what she desperately needs. This trike would last until Emma is an adult.

“I have never asked for anything in my life. I have always earned the things I have bought.

“However I have been left with no other choice.

“My daughter needs this bike more than ever and I simply don’t have the money to get her it.”

Fiona Fletcher, a close neighbour, is willing to help in what way she can to help Emma and her family.

She said: “Emma is the most smiley and happy child anyone could ever meet.

“Everyone in the community loves Emma. She loves her high fives and cuddles and you just can’t help but fall in love with her.

“I want to help put a smile on her face that she so deserves.

“I just don’t understand how it is fair that I can go and get my child a bike for £100, yet through no fault of her own Emma has to pay £4,000.”

Emma’s family and friends are aiming to host fund-raising events once coronavirus restrictions ease, but if you are able to help by making a donation, visit uk.gofundme.com/f/adapted-trike.