Weʼre raising £5,500 to enable Charlie McIntyre to for fill his Basketball dream, and purchase a new Chair to match his ambitions! :0)
- Essex, Berkshire, Chelmsford, Harlow, Finchmpstead, Southend
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This fundraising page has been set up to raise much needed funds in support of 14 year old Charlie’s ever developing Wheelchair Basketball talent. Charlie suffers with two hip conditions, which is extremely rare for someone to have both - Perthes disease and SUFE. Both problems mean Charlie is in pain most days.
The Hip issues detailed above meant at the age of 6 Charlie’s dream of becoming a Premiership footballer disappeared. Luckily for Charlie he was introduced to wheelchair basketball and hasn’t looked back since. He currently plays in the junior league for a team called Thames Valley Kings based in Finchampstead, and National league for Essex based team High Rollers.
Charlie’s CV to date:
2015/2016 - u15 Club player of the season
2016/2017 - u15 South Champions
2016/2017 - u15 Nationals - Bronze medalist
2017/2018 – BWB skills camp x3 (Ineligible to play in any UK league due to rule changes)
2017/2018 – International Easter Cup Berlin – Silver medalist (Mens)
2017/2018 – Dutch International tournament – 4th Place (Mens)
2018/2019 - u18 Pool D – Runner up
2018/2019 - u18 Elite 8’s – 4th place in the UK
2018/2019 – National League Div 3 South East – Champions (Mens)
2018/2019 - National League Div 3 South East - Bronze medalist (mens)
2018/2019 – International Easter Cup Berlin – Champions (Mens)
2018/2019 – International Easter Cup Berlin – MVP Winner (Most Valuable player)
All money donated to Charlie’s page will go solely towards the following:
• New wheelchair cost £4500
• Fuel and travel costs
• Overnight Accommodation for Basketball camps.
• Sports wheelchair maintenance & parts.
All contributions no matter how small will aid Charlie immensely with the financial costs related to the numerous weekly training sessions he attends;
60 miles per week High Rollers , 200 miles per week Junior league. Full tank of Diesel £60 = 500 miles , £30 per week for 50 weeks £1500 , £600 petrol for tournaments / matches
£2100 on petrol without accommodation expenses
Charlie’s ambition is to play the sport he loves professionally, he also has a desire to pull on the GB vest and represent his country, irrespective of how big or small a donation you can make it will all help Charlie for fill his dreams.
If anyone knows any companies that would be prepared to sponsor Charlie we have some exciting opportunities at both individual player level, along with Club opportunities. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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