Clubs benefit from sports wheelchairs
PUBLISHED: 18:00 23 February 2015
SPORTS wheelchairs have been given to three clubs in North Somerset to enable more disabled people to take part in sport.
The equipment, made by Backwell charity Motivation, was given to the South West Scorpions wheelchair basketball club, North Somerset Athletics Club and TLF Dance Centre.
Former chairman of North Somerset Council, Alan McMurray, presented the wheelchairs to the clubs after raising almost £4,000 during his 12 months in office
He said: “During my year as chairman I was greatly impressed by the support given by teachers, clubs and volunteers in enabling community and school active lifestyle events for all ages and abilities.
“From the proceeds from very generous companies and individuals who supported me at my fundraising lunch, I am delighted to present these wheelchairs to the nominated clubs and organisations.”
The Olympian Masonic Lodge also donated £1,300 for a football strip for North Somerset under-11s girls squad and one of two wheelchairs presented to the athletics club.
The scorpions train in Portishead, the athletics club meets in Clevedon and Nailsea and TLF dance classes are held in Nailsea.
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