Albion in the Community

Jadey's Dream

Make Jadey's dream come true and double the reach of AITC’s programme to enable sports participation to 2,000 more disabled young people in Sussex. At the same time getting disabled and able bodied people playing sport together to help break down barriers of prejudice and discrimination.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 4 December 2014 to 5:00 PM, 17 December 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1110978)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£24,000

Amount raised

£34,727

Donations

25

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    Helping

Location

Situation

Four out of five disabled people are not active and seven in ten want to increase the amount of physical activity they take part in. However, there are physical, logistical and psychological barriers to participating in sport for people with disabilities all of which AITC can help overcome. Participation in sport helps build self-confidence and change personal perceptions. It helps to change attitudes as people build respect for the skills of differently abled people.

Solution

We want to double the number of young disabled people taking part in our disability sports courses, coaching sessions, and competitive teams. In 2013 we reached more than 2,472 people. By the end of 2015 we want to have involved 5,000. We will provide a safe, encouraging environment plus equipment to enable participation. In addition through organising tournaments, take part days and demos at the stadium we will introduce able bodied people to these sports and encourage them to take part.