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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 16, 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 £3,000 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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    19 days ago
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  • Caroline Waddell5 months ago
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    Caroline Waddell

    5 months 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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Page last updated on: 11/29/2018 7:59 AM

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  • Mandy and Harve xx

    Mandy and Harve xx

    Nov 29, 2018

    Hi Caroline, Please accept this small donation to help Josh to achieve his goals. He's an inspiration.

    £30.00

  • Katy Louise

    Katy Louise

    Nov 27, 2018

    Good luck Josh!!

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 26, 2018

    £50.00

  • Angela

    Angela

    Oct 26, 2018

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 25, 2018

    Josh is an amazing young man . Best wishes to you all.

  • Cheryl Newton

    Cheryl Newton

    Sep 9, 2018

    Good luck !

    £10.00

  • Jennifer Sykes

    Jennifer Sykes

    Sep 2, 2018

    £30.00

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