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Raising Money for Basketball Wheelchairs

Get us to University Champs!

Raising Money for Basketball Wheelchairs
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This project received pledges on Fri 05 Jan 2018
Wheelchair Basketball is the fastest improving Sports Club at Brunel and we are the only disability sport club on campus.

Nationally we are leading the way with engaging with disabled students - we have 9 out of 12 players on the team with a disability. We started with only 2 disabled players and year on year our numbers have increased. We came 12th out of 14 in our first year, 5th out of 16 in our 2nd year - this year we enter the tournament as Contenders .

Why are we fundraising?

We are the Brunel Wheelchair Basketball Team . For this year's University Championships, we need your help to raise money for sports wheelchairs so that we can compete. We don't own any chairs of our own (we currently borrow chairs from the College of Health & Life Sciences and these are not suitable for all our players).

The new chairs will help us to cater for the wide range of disabilities we have in our club, and allow us to continue to grow and recruit more disabled players. We have players with Spina-Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Amputees, knee-replacements and also players with learning difficulties who play alongside their able-bodied friends. The unique thing about wheelchair basketball is everyone can play regardless of ability/disability.

what will Your money be used for?

Much like sprint-cycling the set up of the bike makes a huge difference, this is the same in Wheelchair sport.

We have been given a grant by The Lord Taverner's Foundation so we can purchase chairs at a reduced rate £375 per chair rather than £1000 (we will look to fund-raise for more chairs at a later date). We only have 30 days to raise enough money for 3 chairs. If we are able to achieve our target this will not only ensure we can compete on a level playing field with other universities but it will also contribute to the legacy of disability sport at Brunel .

1 Chair = £375

2 Chairs = £750

3 Chairs = £1125

There are also additional costs incurred with taking part in the university league.

This includes :

  • Registration Fee for entering the tournament - £50
  • Accessible Minibus hired over 3 weekends at £150 total to transport us to the competition weekends
  • Cost of having a coach at championships - £500
  • Cost of accessible rooms - £480
  • Table officials and Referees for Home Games - £200

If we over fund-raise this will go towards the cost of additional chairs.

Please Donate, Share around and get the word out!

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A 'Thank You' Message on our Social Media Platforms. You will receive a Thank You messages for your support across all our Social Media platforms

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Free Wheelchair Basketball Taster session. You will be invited along to a training session where you can try wheelchair basketball and meet some of the team and some of GB's rising stars.

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You will recieve a Limited Edition Enabled Not Disabled T-Shirt in Brunel blue with gold writing. Only 20 of these will be produced.

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One of our players/fundraising officer Ryan Raghoo is a international para-long jumper and motivational speaker, Ryan has spoken to over 30,000 people across the country. He will come in at a date of your choosing and deliver his story plus a interactive Q&A session. He can also deliver a workshop of your choice. More information via the link: http://bit.ly/2jB5L7j

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A corporate day like no other! Get to know your members of your team better through the median of sport, not just any sport Wheelchair Basketball! Step out of your comfort zones and into our world. The day will feature a unique talk from Motivational Speaker and para-athlete Ryan Raghoo as well as a meet and greet with some of Great Britain’s rising wheelchair Basketball stars. You will also receive a signed & framed limited Edition #Enablednotdisabled t-shirt which can be proudly displaced in your office to show your support. We will keep you up to date with our progress throughout the year with multiple thankyous across social media – find our more via the link: http://bit.ly/2j76QnP

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