River Wye rowing challenge to raise funds for DSC

A nervous rower is set to conquer his fears by taking on the River Wye – all for Disability Sports Coach!

Khan Lawrence from world-leading project management consultants  Mi-GSO – PCUBED has been practising on the River Thames in preparation for the 24-mile challenge on June 23.

Joining a group of colleagues, they aim to raise funds for DSC while highlighting the barriers to sport for the LGBTQ+ community during Pride Month.

Khan said: “This is an opportunity to support the great work the DSC do. That our event takes place in pride month provides the opportunity to spotlight the importance that sport plays in closing the mental health gap between LGBTQ+ people and the cis-heterosexual population.

“At the same time, LGBTQ+ communities are often inaccessible to people with physical disabilities. Sport and other outdoors activities are not always safe and welcoming to LGBTQ+ people. This is a great time to reflect on how we can better ally our disabled LGBTQ+ community.

He added: “I am very nervous and have had a practice run on the Thames. It was less than half the distance so the full 24-mile route will be tough. I’ve been changing my gym routine but canoeing is a tricky activity to practice!”

Khan will be joined by fellow Mi-GSO – PCUBED colleagues for the challenge.

Since 2018, the Mi-GSO – PCUBED team has:

– Raised around £20,000 with over 50 of the team taking on fundraising challenges including the National Three Peaks Challenge, the Big Half Marathon and John O’Groats to Lands End cycle rides!

– Shared skills and expertise to improve the way we work

– Volunteered to help us deliver vital events like our Paralympian festival

The continued support of Mi-GSO – PCUBED has provided a lifeline to our Community Clubs enabling thousands of disabled people to play the sports they love.

If you can, please make a donation here. All funds raised will support more disabled people to play more sport, more often.



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