To get people with paralysis out of their wheelchairs, off their crutches or walking sticks and on to quadbikes, into canoes or sailing boats, gliders or microlights, 4×4’s or dune buggies and surprising themselves with their abilty!
In 13 regions of the UK our Charity provides events ranging from archery, blokart sailing, shooting, fishing, flying, falconry, skydiving, sailing, canoeing, gliding, quadbiking, wheelchair tennis, adapted 4×4 driving and more.
Small groups of between 8 and 12 people, all with some form of paralysis -typically people who have had a spinal cord injury, stroke or have M.S. – redefining the boundaries of what is possible!
Meeting new people, who relate to where you are and what you do. Sharing new experiences, having fun, a few scares, excitement, getting the buzz back into life.
The Sportability Experience is a reason to get up, get out and give it a go.
“When you become confined to a wheelchair, you could be forgiven for thinking that life as you once knew it is over and from now on it’s a matter of making the best of a bad job. I won’t lie, I have definitely had those moments and in those moments the future does seem very bleak.
Then I discovered a wonderful charity called Sportability. The Sportability tag line is that they take the “dis” out of disability but they do so much more than that. Sportability has quite literally changed my life.
Many of you will have seen the pictures & videos I have posted of me water skiing, quad biking, blokarting, gliding, flying, canoeing and so much more. Behind all those activities is a wonderful crew, who bend over backwards to prove to you that your disability is no obstacle in getting out there and just doing it!
Somewhere between the activities & these wonderful people my attitude to being in the chair has changed & life in general is so much the happier now.”