Weʼve raised £285 to support children and adults with disabilities in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to access specialist equipment, rehabilitation and education.
- Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
- Funded on Saturday, 30th September 2017
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Therapies Unite works with children and adults with physical and or mental disabilities in Mexico. Limited resources, services and equipment for people with disabilities as well as a lack of knowledge in regards to treatment and management results in poor physical and mental health outcomes, limits life expectancy and has a negative impact on quality of life.
It is estimated there are 9.17 million people living with a disability in Mexico, 7.5% of the population. Sadly, only 15% of people with a disability are receiving secondary education, 47.2% are employed and 45% and live in poverty. Moreover, awareness of disability rights is low among both people with and without disabilities.
Therapies Unite has worked in Mexico for the past six years and runs six programs including a hydrotherapy program, postural management clinic, a volunteer program, specialist training/courses and community disabled sports group. All focus on improving the physical and/or mental health and general well-being of individuals with disabilities. Therapies Unite works with family members, health care professionals and carers working within the field of disabilities to educate, empower and improve existing local services. We also focus on the wider communities, promoting and celebrating the achievements of individuals with disabilities, providing opportunities for work and recreational activities and improving integration into society. Therapies Unite strives to achieve positive changes that are long lasting and sustainable by the local community.
Currently Therapies Unite is run by a very small team with limited resources and time. We want this to change so we can have even more of an impact. within the disabled community.
A team of keen and brave volunteers is going to be taking on Tough Mudder North West in September (10/09/2017). Some have already completed similar courses (Aleks and Craig), whilst others are completely new to Tough Mudder (Jazmine and Sonia). Craig will even be attempting the course twice; both on the Saturday alone and on Sunday with the rest of the team! The course will be between 10 and 11 miles, with around 20-25 obstacles and LOTS OF MUD!
Show your support for the team and for Therapies Unite by donating what you can, and by spreading the word of the challenge!
- 11 months ago
Craig Heath11 months ago
We're into the event week now, and it is so fantastic to see we're nearly halfway to our fundraising target! I have been ramping up my training ready for the double weekend, and the others assure me that they have also been doing something to prepare ;) Any support ahead of the event would be greatly appreciated, even just spreading word of our challenge and the charity would be fantastic! - Craig
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Sep 28, 2017
Well done Aleks and crew! Xx
Sep 24, 2017
Well done guys, great cause
Sep 18, 2017
Sep 13, 2017
Well done Craig and the rest of the team.
Sep 12, 2017
Sep 11, 2017
Well done Sonia! So proud of you for completing this and for doing it for a great cause 💗👍🏽 xxxx
Sep 9, 2017
Good luck with the course guys ☺
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Many of the team are personally invested in the work of Therapies Unite, having promoted and fundraised for them on a number of occasions. Aleks in particular is a key supporter through personal connections and his work as a physiotherapist, getting others on board whilst at uni.
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