Paul Muir is participating in the Blackmore’s Sydney marathon in September to raise money for Wheelchair Sports NSW

Please help support this great cause! Paul Muir is participating in the Blackmore’s Sydney marathon in September to raise money for Wheelchair Sports NSW. The Vision of Wheelchair Sports NSW is ‘to enrich the lives of people with a disability through participation in sport.’ Read more: http://bsrf2014.gofundraise.com.au/page/Paul4Wheelies2014#

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In Australia, 1 in 5 people have a disability, however only 21% of females and 28% of males with disabilities participate in sufficient amounts of physical activity. 75% of people with a disability do wish to participate more in sport however costs can be prohibitive due to ongoing rehabilitation, treatment and modification to home/cars. Costs are constant and ongoing with basic sports wheelchair maintenance alone costing over $100 a year.

Paul’s goal is to raise $10,000 so more people with disabilities have the chance to enjoy the benefits sport can bring to their lives. As an example, $250 will enable a child to attend a dedicated sports day hosted by senior wheelchair athletes. $550 will enable a child to attend the annual Christmas Sports Camp. $2,500 will purchase a specialized sporting wheelchair.

Paul’s $10,000 goal is to help purchase 4 new sporting wheelchairs.

Thank you for your support!

Read more: http://bsrf2014.gofundraise.com.au/page/Paul4Wheelies2014#

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