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Weʼre raising £30,000 to help Josh Waddell compete internationally and to go to the Tokyo Paralympics

Sunderland, UK

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Being born a 10 week premature triplet, Josh faced many problems in early life. Then, at the age of 2, Josh was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, spastic diplegia, which affects his lower limbs, leaving him unable to walk unaided. Growing up with his sisters, aided with the help of his friends and family, Josh has learnt to overcome the challenges of his disability, and through acceptance has been able to engage in many opportunities. The very active, Sunderland youngster found that through participating in sport he has been able to achieve the unimaginable. Through a Sports-ability event, Josh met his fencing coach Laszlo Jakab. Seven years later, Josh is now the Under 17 World Number One at the age of just 15, with aspirations and the potential to represent Great Britain in the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Josh now competes and has to compete internationally, to achieve and improve his world ranking. As Josh is not sponsored, his parents have to fund all costs themselves which is financially challenging. An average international competition costs £2,500 and it has been advised that Josh will need to attend at least 5 international competitions per year. The money raised will allow Josh to progress giving him the greatest chance to go the Paralympics.

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  • Caroline Waddell1 month ago
    Caroline Waddell

    Caroline Waddell

    1 month ago

    Thank you so much for your kind donations. Josh has had a successful World Cup in Warsaw. He won a silver medal in the Mens team foil event and a silver medal in the Under 23 team event. Well done Josh. Onwards and upwards from here.

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    2 months ago
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    4 months ago
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  • #Rtts


    Jul 11, 2018

    Thank you to all who have sponsored Vicky Young, Graham McCrindle and Joanne Binningsley to complete Ride to the Sun Scotland (#Rtts) to help support Josh's fundraising quest.Give it your best Josh🏅


  • Graeme Smith

    Graeme Smith

    Jun 27, 2018


  • Brian and Lesley

    Brian and Lesley

    Jun 26, 2018

    Well done girls # Rtts love mum and dad Good luck Josh, keep training hard, we'll be supporting you. You can do this!


  • Gill


    Jun 26, 2018

    Good luck with the next competition


  • Garry Heap

    Garry Heap

    Jun 22, 2018

    Good luck GMAC – RTTS and all the best to Josh in getting to your goal.


  • Leon McLeggan

    Leon McLeggan

    Jun 22, 2018

    Good luck!!! Can’t wait to see the young man competing in 2020!!!#GMAC – RTTS


  • Lizzy O'Hare

    Lizzy O'Hare

    Jun 22, 2018

    Good luck Graham! Great cause- I'll get you a beer with your beer tokens when you've done it :-p


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