Sportability

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Sportability arranges sport for people with paralysis - spinal cord injury, stroke and MS etc. Last year saw 69 events in 12 regions of the UK with over 800 free places. Now we want to take that thro' the winter months with indoor skydiving, shooting,10-pin bowling and archery. Help us change lives.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

Registered Charity in England and Wales (328325)

Check mark Match funded

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  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation

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Situation

It is accepted that, apart from the fitness benfits, sport is important to a quality of life. For the person with disabilities this is even more relevant. With problems of access and availability plus the concern over acceptance and ability the barriers to participation for the person with paralysis are immense.

Solution

Sportability arranges sport exclusively for people with paralysis. This experience helps to rebuild confidence, restore self-esteem and re-assess their capabilities, which carries through to everyday living. It is not just access to activities, but the social mix, the acceptance and sense of achievement that are empowering. Our goal is to put the “buzz” back into their lives, experience the elusive adrenaline rush and ultimately to inspire the thought “If I can do this, what else can I achieve?”

  • ‚ÄúI‚Äôm 19 and a wheelchair user. I have just had the best day of quadbiking, clay pigeon shooting and archery. Sportability Rocks!‚Äù

    — Jack - Hertfordshire

  • "Sportability has helped to change my life for the better in so many ways, and has raised my expectations of what I can still achieve!"

    — Grant - Surrey

  • "It‚Äôs no exaggeration to say that Sportability has given me my life back.‚Äù

    — Jane - Manchester

  • “I’m 19 and a wheelchair user. I have just had the best day of quadbiking, clay pigeon shooting and archery. Sportability Rocks!”

    — Jack - Hertfordshire

  • "It’s no exaggeration to say that Sportability has given me my life back.”

    — Jane - Manchester

  • "Sportability has helped to change my life for the better in so many ways, and has raised my expectations of what I can still achieve!"

    — Grant - Surrey