“So Sportability is 21 this year! Twenty-one years of organising sport and challenging pursuits for people with paralysis. We couldn’t let that anniversary go by without some recognition. Added to that I’ve now turned 70 and that also needs marking.” – DH
As you may know, our colleague, David Heard, is also the chief executive of the British Charity, Sportability, and he is once again putting his best foot forward to help raise funds for the charity.
A few years ago he rode the length of Vietnam to get the seed-corn funding to start Sportability’s regional development programme.
That has been a huge success and Sportability are now featuring eight regions around the UK. This means more events such as quadbiking, archery, falconry, micro-light flying, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, sailing, gliding, canoeing and many more, for people with paralysis.
However, he has now set his sights on opening two more regions in 2011, as part of the Charity’s 21st anniversary – Sportability was formed in August 1989. He is tackling the equivalent of three marathons over five days, in some of the toughest terrain in the country, taking a bite out of the Pennine Way.
His goal is to raise £2,000 which will provide the start-up funding for two new regions.
“So Sportability is 21 this year! Twenty-one years of organising sport and challenging pursuits for people with paralysis. We couldn’t let that anniversary go by without some recognition. Added to that I’ve now turned 70 and that also needs marking.
“This time I’m yomping a section of the Pennine Way. The equivalent of three marathons, or over 250,000 steps, in 5 days covering some of the toughest terrain in Britain. I’m trying to raise cash for people with paralysis.” – David Heard
If you would like to help change a life paralysed by paralysis or corralled by a wheelchair then please help David support the Sport by visiting his Just Giving page.
Every penny will go to providing sporting events and activities for those people!
If you’d like more information then please contact Valerie in the Sportability Head Office on 0208 959 0089 or email: email@example.com.
Best wishes and every success,
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