Hip new business opens in Dearne

Claire Bradwell has created chairs to help children with hip problems. She is pictured with John Healey MP, and her daughter DaisyLilleker, two.  Picture: Liz Mockler S0240MC
Claire Bradwell has created chairs to help children with hip problems. She is pictured with John Healey MP, and her daughter DaisyLilleker, two. Picture: Liz Mockler S0240MC

A MUM-OF-THREE has set up her own business making special chairs for children with a hip condition.

Claire Bradwell, 27, developed the product after her two-year-old daughter Daisy was diagnosed with hip dysplasia and spent three months in a hip spica cast.

Claire had a visit from Dearne MP John Healey when she launched Hip Rocker Ltd from its new base at Century Business Centre, Manvers, on Friday.

She said: “I was reading my diary from when Daisy was in a hip spica cast and realised that there wasn’t anything on the British market that was affordable and child-friendly that a child in a hip spica cast could sit in safely.

“So I started to design the chair.”