Treloar Trust

The Campbell Sports Fund

Who says children with physical disabilities can’t play sport too? So often our youngsters are reminded of what they can’t do. At Treloar’s, thanks to the Campbell Sports Fund, we focus on what our students can achieve – from increased self-esteem to Paralympic medals - with the right support.

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

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  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

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“Outside of Treloar’s you don’t get told about your ability, you just get told about your disability. Here you are encouraged to be the best that you can be …” Ali Lalani, former Treloar student and National Boccia Player Having a go at sport, no matter what your level of disability, is positively encouraged for all of the 300 students at Treloar School and College. Many have previously been excluded from P.E. The benefits of now being able to join in; take control; push their bodies; work as a team; experience the surge of adrenalin; and take risks are tremendous: an amazing boost to their confidence, self-esteem and physical well-being. Treloar’s is hugely proud of its excellent track record – our young students constantly and energetically demonstrate what they can achieve with a little extra help. Here are just some of their recent achievements: · Four former students competed at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. They returned with two gold medals for team Boccia (a game like bowls for people with Cerebral Palsy) and a silver medal in the 100m sprint · Treloar School won five gold, five silver and four bronze medals at the 2008 Wheelpower National Junior Games · Former student, David Smith, was named BBC South Disabled Sports Personality of the Year 2007 · A squad of nine swimmers from Treloar School and College came joint first at the Rushmoor Mallards Swimming Club Gala, Aldershot, in October (winning a total of 20 medals between them) · Students were selected for the England and Wales Boccia Squad, the Cerebral Palsy Sport England Athletic Squad and the UK Swimming World Start Programme. “Finding out I’d got into the GB Boccia squad was like a reality show. My mum and I couldn’t agree who was going to open the letter so when it came she opened it and immediately started screaming. She burst into tears and started running round the house. The cat was going frantic! It was the best feeling ever!” Paige, Treloar Student For £30,000 each year – the equivalent of just £100 per student - will you help our inspirational youngsters to pursue their sporting dreams? Thanks to the Campbell Sports Fund our students have access to the specialist equipment, support and opportunities that have previously been out of reach. Here are some examples: Set of Boccia balls (13 balls + carry case) £ 205 Archery bow, sight, arrows and target £ 240 Swimming gala attendance per student £ 435 (incl. wheelchair transport, portable hoist, carer, etc.) Wheelchair football bumper & brackets £ 524 - enough for a 5-a-side game £5,240 Bespoke racing wheelchair for a Paralympic hopeful £4,000 “In my second year I went to the Mini Games and it was just brilliant! It was the first competition I’d ever done so it was a completely new experience. Just doing sport was bizarre at first – up until I came to Treloar’s, I’d only ever watched it.” Thomas, Treloar Student Our focus on ‘ability’, not ‘disability’ and your financial support enables our students to take part in sporting activities they would never have believed possible. Together we can help them to live their dreams and achieve their sporting goals.

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