With the country slowly reopening we carried out a small straw poll of our members to gauge how they are feeling about Sportability recommencing activities. As you might imagine, there has been a mixed response which equates to a roughly 50/50 split between: Those who can’t wait and are raring to go; and those who are understandably cautious and not yet ready to return.

Following on from these results we consulted with many of our Service Providers and are pleased to advise that a some of them have already reopened and working with the public at large, albeit with Covid […]

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With the ever-declining health crisis, the Trustees and the Executive of Sportability have taken the decision to temporarily suspend our events and activity programmes as of 17th March, 2020.   Our top priority is to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission among our ‘members’, volunteers, staff and service provider partners. 

There is no doubt, that we are all in unchartered territory and we have to navigate a situation that is unpredictable and has potentially life-changing consequences for all of us. But, as “distancing” is the recommendation of the World Health Organisation, the Department of Health and other government bodies, we believe we should act decisively, responsibly and in the best interests of the entire Sportability family. 

We will of course be […]

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iFLY – Member Discounts for Independent Visits

iFLY have extended a very special discount to Sportability members at all three of their venues (Manchester, Milton Keynes and Basingstoke).  And it’s available to you and any accompanying family and friends.

All Sportability members will receive a link in your mailbox allowing you to access this very special discounted price for their fabulous flying packages.

Enjoy, the offer is available until July 2020.

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Sportability and the Lawn Tennis Association

Sportability is pleased to announce a 2020 collaboration with the Lawn Tennis Association.

Together we will be bringing indoor wheelchair tennis to, at least, nine of our regions around the country.  Watch this space for details of events and make sure you book to take part!

Everyone within the Sportability remit is welcomed.  Sports wheelchairs and coaching will be provided.

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London PR Company adopts Sportability

We are delighted to announce that a London based PR company, Maltin PR, have ‘adopted’ Sportability as their chosen charity partner.

Following a meeting late last year, the team at Maltin led by Chief Executive and company founder, Tim Maltin, were so enthused by the Sportability attitude and ethos that they have taken on our Charity as a non-fee paying client. Yes, that is correct! They are providing their services completely free of charge as part of their own Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy.

Tim Maltin commented: “We are delighted to be working with David and his small but dedicated team. […]

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Fantastic Fundraiser by Karen for Sportability

Karen Ratcliffe has seen how the Sportability experience has helped her Mum and others with MS, Stroke, SCI etc., and decided to take on her own amazing challenge to help fundraise: the Snowdon Marathon!

Please follow the link and give generously to help more people to take the ‘dis’ out of disability.

A Huge Thank you to Karen, from the Sportability Family


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Our Champion Patron – A Quick Update

             Courageous Trish proves “nothing is Impossible”
Our Patron, Trish Deykin is in the news!
The 2018 Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards saw our very own Trish receive The Helen Rollason Award for Inspiration.

Trish is the current Triathlon European Champion, and has been for last two years. She is also a former World Champion.

Trish, who has MS, says “nothing is impossible.”

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GDPR is Here – Take Action Now!

Just a quick post to remind you that if you were on the Sportability mailing list before 25th May 2018 and did not respond to our bulletins giving Sportability your consent to keep your details on our list, we cannot send you any more emails.

Please respond to that bulletin or sign up again using the online form.

We don’t want to lose you – Take Action Now!

The Sportability Team

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Annual Fundraiser with Jane

Once again, Jane Mackenzie, our wonderful Area Organiser, has raised over £650 for Sportability.  Jane held her annual coffee morning in October and as you can see from the picture there were cakes galore!  Thank you Jane.

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Sportability Fundraiser Month

Let’s make August – Sportability Fundraising Month
A Fun Fundraiser for your Charity

Here’s a thought: Why don’t we make August a Fundraising Month?

Many of you will be browning the burgers, charring the chops and singeing the sausages in the sunshine (ahem) of this August. So why not simply ask your guests to make a small donation in thanks for their fantastic meal? Maybe even have a raffle?

One of our Area Organisers, Jane Mackenzie holds an annual coffee morning – nothing fancy cakes and coffee – and raises an amazing amount for the cause we all believe in – Sportability!

So, if […]

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