At Disability Sports Coach, we always love hearing about fundraising plans from our supporters who are kind enough to raise money towards our work in providing inclusive sports for disabled people.
This is especially exciting when we discover supporters who are young people, already dedicated to campaigning for opportunities for disabled people to enjoy the physical and mental benefits sport provides.
One such young supporter is Jacob, who recently got in touch to let us know about a very unique fundraiser he is organising to collect funds for Disability Sports Coach at his school this week.
Jacob is the Sports Captain at Parkgate House School in Clapham. One of his responsibilities in this role is to lead on planning the school’s fundraising day for a charity of his choice.
With this year’s fundraising day approaching, we were delighted to hear that Jacob has chosen Disability Sports Coach as the recipient charity for this year’s event!
He said, “I would really like to help raise funds for Disability Sports Coach as I can’t imagine not being able to play sports as much as I do and so I think you’re doing such a great thing helping disabled children access sports and activities they’d never be able to.”
Parkgate House School ran an exciting Balloon Olympics on Thursday 17 June, involving a range of fun, creative games including a spoon and water balloon obstacle course, balloon football and even water balloon Quidditch!
We’d like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Jacob for and everyone at Parkgate House School for their amazing fundraising efforts, which raised almost £2,500 for our charity!
Before the event, Jacob visited Club Wandsworth with his mum and Head of Sport, Mr Mellor, to find out more about what we do so he could talk about it in his school assembly. He joined in with some of our adaptive sports alongside members, and was presented with a Community Club t-shirt as a ‘thank you’ for his hard work!
Jacob’s mum made a fantastic video of his visit, and he and Disability Sports Coach’s Emma Cranston gave an assembly to his peers explaining more about our work supporting disabled people in sport.