|Sportability, a registered UK charity providing sporting activities and challenging pursuits for people with paralysis, has formally welcomed Signwaves as a Signature Sponsor.
The charity, founded in 1989 by David Heard, aims to encourage and inspire people with conditions such as spinal cord injury, stroke and multiple sclerosis through a range of events including scuba diving, sailing, archery, angling, abseiling, quad-biking, gliding, golf, canoeing, clay pigeon shooting, go-karting, land-yachting, martial arts and wheelchair tennis.
From its initial operating base in Gloucestershire, Sportability has expanded over recent years and now provides a full calendar of events in East Anglia, the Midlands, Dorset & Hants, the South West and Surrey, all made possible through local sponsorship.
And with other areas of the UK currently being considered, the charity is pledging to bring new opportunities for even more paralysed people across the country. To give maximum accessibility, all the events are completely free.
David Heard, Chief Executive of Sportability, commented: “Sportability is not about creating elite sportsmen and women. It’s about trying something new and different, putting the adrenaline rush - the ‘buzz’ - back into a life corralled by the wheelchair, taking the 'dis' out of disability and focusing on ability. To inspire the thought, "If I can do this, what else can I achieve?"
He continued: “None of this would be possible without the help of many sincere and committed people. And our sponsors are an essential support system for the charity. Without them we simply couldn’t provide the programmes that help paralysed people to turn back on to a life worth living.”