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Sportability Welcomes Signwaves as Signature Sponsor
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.”
The announcement of Signwaves as a Signature Sponsor follows the company’s long-standing support of Sportability over the last 10 years, which includes the provision of signs and banners for the charity’s offices and events, a Christmas Card appeal and various other activities including a sponsored staff parachute jump and ‘Three Peaks’ mountaineering challenge, which begins again this Thursday 18th June.
Mark Ford, co-founder and CEO of Signwaves, commented: “Having been introduced to Sportability by the local fund raising work of Glyn Bishop, I was immediately captivated and inspired by Sportability’s work and the stories of individuals whose lives had been shattered by spinal injury, the process of rebuilding their lives and how rehabilitation through sport and outdoor activities can make such a difference. We are delighted to have played a part in supporting Sportability’s extremely valuable work and we look forward to continuing to do so in the future.”
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