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£320raised of £750 target by 8 supporters

    Weʼve raised £320 to To help fund A sports wheelchair

    Funded on Thursday, 20th June 2019

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    Story

    In 2005 I had a motorbike accident. I ended up in hospital with a broken Pelvis and 5 broken vertebrae and various other injuries. My recovery went really well and after around 7 months I went back to work as a plasterer.

    After around two years the pain in my lower back was getting worse, so bad in fact I had to give up work. I wasn't able to walk very far without severe pain so I had to start using crutches and a wheelchair. I enrolled on a music course at access to music in Brighton as I had started to learn to play guitar as a way of taking my mind off of the pain. I successfully completed my course with a distinction in my first year and a distinction star in my second. I had accumulated enough points to apply for University. I graduated in 2018 with BA in music business. I am currently studying for my GCSE's in Maths and English and have been excepted to study for my Masters degree In September 2019.

    After I stopped working I was unable to do much exercise without considerable pain so I ended up putting on weight and becoming unfit. In November 2018 I phone the British basketball association who put me in touch with the Sussex Bears wheelchair basketball team. Ricky Perrin the team manager asked me to come along for a taster session, which was great fun and for the first time I was playing sport and being active again and it felt great.

    I have now signed for the Sussex Bears development team and I have my first game in April. I have been using a heavy steel chair but I have been offered a secondhand lightweight chair, which normally retails at around £3000.00 but the team have a couple for £750.00 so this is the reason i am asking for help with the chair.

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      8

      • Kim Box

        Kim Box

        Mar 7, 2019

        Hope you reach your target soon. Good luck. Kim & Paul xx

        £20.00

      • Jack Ambridge

        Jack Ambridge

        Feb 25, 2019

        from your Bloco Branco buddies! X

        £30.00

      • alister greenway

        alister greenway

        Feb 25, 2019

        £50.00

      • Sean Thomas

        Sean Thomas

        Feb 24, 2019

        All the best Andy, you’ve got a lot of grit, shit and determination!

        £100.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Feb 22, 2019

      • Tracey and Pete x

        Tracey and Pete x

        Feb 21, 2019

        Looking forward to see you play. There is no end to your determination and talent xx

        £20.00

      • Nick

        Nick

        Feb 20, 2019

        A Musician and a sportsman, is there no end to your talents? :-) Hope you manage to get this.

        £30.00

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