Weʼve raised £14,060 to fund and maintain a specialist powerchair football chair
- Disability support
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- Funded on Tuesday, 20th December 2016
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Hi my name is Tom Kelly and I am 13 years old. I have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and have been in a powered wheelchair since the age of 10. Because of my disability there is not many sports I can compete in to a high standard but I have found a sport I can; Powerchair football.
Powerchair football is not just about playing a sport I love but it is about me meeting new people and making new friends. I play for Portsmouth Powerchair Football Club who play in the South East Regional League and the WFA MDUK National League Championship. I currently play in a chair provided by my club but this season the WFA have allowed a more modern chair into the league. The national team and other teams across the world play in these chairs and it has helped them compete to a much higher standard.
In order to progress my game, I need to upgrade to this new chair, which is more agile, aerodynamic and powerful. This chair is called the Strikeforce and comes from the USA. As with a lot of disability equipment it does not come cheap and therefore I need to fund-raise for it. If you can, I would really appreciate it if you could donate to my cause as any amount would be really appreciated and helpful for me to reach my goal and improve in the sport I love.
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- 9 months ago
Tom Kelly9 months ago
Thank you everyone that donated. I have managed to now order my new chair and hopefully I will have it by the end of January. Thank you so much.
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Dec 16, 2016
Good Luck Tom.
Aeropark Developments Ltd
Dec 9, 2016
With Very Best Wishes
Dec 9, 2016
Good luck Tom from all of us at HBS
Dec 8, 2016
Go Tom! Lots of love from Michelle, Matthew & Sophie xx
Dec 7, 2016
Best of luck with your new wheels from all at KAMM Civil Engineering, enjoy !!
Dec 6, 2016
Tom, you are an incredible young man & a true inspiration to us all. You make your Dad so proud.Congratulations on reaching your target. Let the games begin! :) Xx
Brian Adams Paddington Plastering
Dec 6, 2016
good luck Tom hope you can get the chair you want all the best from all of us at Paddington's
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