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Wheelchair sports club benefits from Tesco Bags of Help initiative

PUBLISHED: 09:01 01 August 2018

The club received �4,000 from the supermarket�s community grant scheme. Picture: Tony Watson

The club received �4,000 from the supermarket�s community grant scheme. Picture: Tony Watson

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A wheelchair sports club in Gravesend has enjoyed purchasing additional equipment thanks to a grant from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

The funding is raised through sales of carrier bags. Picture: Tony WatsonThe funding is raised through sales of carrier bags. Picture: Tony Watson

The Gravesend Dynamite Wheelchair Sports Club received £4,000 from the supermarket’s community grant scheme, and has used the money to buy more sports wheelchairs.

The funding, which is raised through sales of carrier bags, has enabled the club to offer inclusive sport for more people in Gravesham.

The club has also visited local schools and community groups, offering disabled and able bodied people the chance to participate together in wheelchair sports.

Jason Owen, founder of the club, said: “This grant has made such a difference to everybody involved, the confidence of our players has dramatically increased and there has been the added impact of positive changes to perceptions of disability amongst young people in the local schools.

The money has enabled the club to offer inclusive sport for more people. Picture: Tony WatsonThe money has enabled the club to offer inclusive sport for more people. Picture: Tony Watson

“We were so honoured that the local community voted for us.

“We would recommend other groups in the community to apply.”

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