This year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will feature more disabled athletes than ever in the competition’s history.
To celebrate, two of the UK’s leading disability charities have teamed up in a competition to give away a brand new sports wheelchair, in a mission to inspire the next generation of medal winners.
Motivation, a disability charity with over 22 years’ experience designing life-changing wheelchairs, is working with Scope to promote its newest sports wheelchair, the Multisport.
Part of a range of affordable sports wheelchairs, developed alongside the International Paralympic Committee, the Multisport is suitable for most court-based sports, from basketball to tennis, handball to rugby league, badminton to dance.
By working together, Motivation and Scope hope that they can encourage more people to get active, to improve health, confidence and independence… but there is much work to do:
- An estimated 11 million people in the UK are disabled – that’s one in five of the population.
- Four out of five are currently not active (English Federation of Disability Sport)
- In a recent Sport England survey, young people cited a lack of affordable equipment as one of the main barriers to participation.
The Prime Minister’s Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Ambassador Sebastian Coe CH, KBE, said: “By producing affordable wheelchairs, Motivation is not only helping to create the sports stars of the future, but giving disabled people the opportunity to lead active and healthy lives.”
Motivation’s product manager Clare Childs: “Parents, clubs and schools want to offer as many opportunities for sport as possible, but sports kit can be pricey. By creating an affordable and multipurpose sports wheelchair, sports, we hope that a wider variety of sports will be accessed by more people.”
It’s easy to enter the competition, simply visit www.motivation.org.uk/win_a_multisport
To buy chair, or find out more, visit: www.sports.motivation.org.uk
Motivation is the leading provider of quality products and training for disabled people in some of the world’s poorest countries. Find out more at www.motivation.org.uk