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Caroline Waddell

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33%
£9,979
raised of £30,000 target by 103 supporters

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 Champion 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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  • Caroline Waddell2 years ago
    Caroline Waddell

    Caroline Waddell

    2 years ago

    Thank you so much for supporting me in my quest to get to the Paralympics. I am now the Under 17 World Number One and World Champion in Epee and 3rd in the World in the Under 23 Epee category.

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    Caroline Waddell

    Caroline Waddell

    3 years ago
    Update from the Page owner

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    3 years ago
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Supporters

103

  • Steven Bacon

    Steven Bacon

    May 1, 2020

    Hope you make Josh.

    £30.00

  • Steven Bacon

    Steven Bacon

    Apr 1, 2020

    Hope you make Josh.

    £30.00

  • Steven Bacon

    Steven Bacon

    Mar 1, 2020

    Hope you make Josh.

    £30.00

  • Steven Bacon

    Steven Bacon

    Feb 1, 2020

    Hope you make Josh.

    £30.00

  • Steven Bacon

    Steven Bacon

    Jan 1, 2020

    Hope you make Josh.

    £30.00

  • Yvonne Moore

    Yvonne Moore

    Nov 21, 2019

    Go for it Josh! Best of Luck.

    £20.00

  • tracey dembry

    tracey dembry

    Nov 20, 2019

    Good luck Joss

    £50.00

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