According to the national disability charity Scope, there are almost 14 million people living in the UK with a disability. Of these people, only one in six regularly play sport, yet around seven in ten would like to increase the amount of physical activity they take part in.
At Ashtons Legal, we understand the enormous benefits that playing sport can have on those living with a disability. We also understand the barriers that are often faced by disabled people and their families when trying to find a group or sport to get involved in.
We are proud to support clubs that allow so many disabled people of all ages and abilities and their families to get involved in wheelchair sports.
Bury Bombers are a wheelchair basketball team that meet weekly at Culford Sports and Tennis Centre near Bury St Edmunds. They are a family friendly club that offer sessions to all ages and abilities. Adults are coached from beginner level and have the opportunity to work with players who are part of the current national league team. The team welcomes new players at any time and can provide chairs for all sizes.
Having charity status means that Bury Bombers rely purely on membership fees and support from local people and organisations. As a firm we feel privileged to be able to sponsor a club that allows so many individuals to get involved in such a great sport.
Ashtons are also delighted to sponsor Norfolk Knights Wheelchair Rugby Club. Norfolk Knights is a fantastic club that aims to reduce or remove the barriers to participation for those living with a disability.
Most of their players have spinal cord injuries, although anyone above the age of 18 who has a disability with a loss of function in both the upper and lower limbs is able to take part. Able-bodied volunteers are also encouraged to join in and have the opportunity to become assistants, coaches, referees or chair mechanics. The club meets weekly in Wymondham, a town nearby to Norwich.
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