A DAD has been moved to tears by the generosity of wellwishers after thieves stole his disabled daughter's pram.

Rosie McFeat, five, from Winsford, has Down syndrome and can't walk very far.

Her specially adapted red pram was taken from her nan's garden.

"I left it in my mum's front garden on Byley Way," said Rosie's dad, Sean, 34. "I couldn't believe it when it was gone. It's like a big three wheel pushchair.

"They are horrible the people who took it. Everyone round here knows whose pram it is. Rose isn't able to walk that far."

Rosie's aunt Jenni said: "It was devastating because Rosie needs the pram to get to Hebden Green School."

The community rallied round to help after Rosie's family made an appeal on social media.

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Rosie playing in her car

"We put up a post and it was shared over 200 times," she said. "We had a temporary pram dropped off that night and numerous offers of loans of prams," said Jenni. "The most amazing offer was from Andy Ford and Tony Mitchell of Winsford Over 3 and Winsford Community Disability Football Club who Rosie plays for.

"They offered to buy her a replacement pram just like the one that was stolen."

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Rosie loves playing for Winsford Community Disabled Football Club

Winsford dad Tony Mitchell, 43, set up Winsford Community Disabled Football Club last September and has already helped many young players with a range of disabilities improve their skills and confidence.

Dad-of-two Tony said: "Our club is a close knit family. When we heard about Rosie's pram being stolen, we just wanted to do something.

"All the children have helped us to raise funds so it is their money. We're here for them all, it is a very special club to be part of."

Sean, of Tatton Close on The Grange, said: "It was amazing. The day after the pram was stolen they gave me £200 to buy a new one. It made me cry.

"The pram is my lifeline because I don't drive. I walk everywhere with it."

After scouring the streets, Sean found Rosie's pram dumped with rubbish on Pulford Road.

Sean said: "Someone put it out with the bins. Fortunately, it was not damaged so I was able to clean it up.

"I gave the cheque back to the club straightaway. Rosie was made up to get her pram back."

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Rosie in her specially adapted red pram

Rosie is unable to talk and uses Makaton sign language to communicate.

"Rosie is amazing," said Sean. "She is just always happy and full of beans.

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Rosie is full of beans and loves playing

"She has two older sisters, Ellie who is nine and Jessie who is seven. She holds her own very well with them. She is constantly playing.

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Rosie McFeat with her sisters, Jessie, seven, and nine-year-old Ellie

"She absolutely loves the disabled football club. It has helped her a lot. It has given her confidence and she is interacting with more people."

Rosie was unable to swallow when she was born and only recently had a food tube removed after managing to eat normally.

"She's been through a lot," added Sean. "She couldn't swallow when she was born and had to be fed through her stomach. We slowly got her off it and she is eating fully on her own now. She has done brilliantly. Her favourite food is Peppa Pig spaghetti! "