Stewarts Law support the creation of the "Future Champions" fund
06 February 2012
WheelPower is a national charity for British wheelchair sport which aims to provide, promote and develop opportunities for disabled people to participate in recreational and competitive wheelchair sport that will transform their lives. Not all types of athletes receive lottery funding or the financial help or support they need from their sport to maximise their potential and WheelPower together with Stewarts Law are aiming to help the next generation of sporting champions by supporting them at the start of their journey to international success.
In order to achieve this aim WheelPower has created a "Future Champions" fund supported by Stewarts Law's charitable foundation, which has made a £25,000 donation to the fund. The idea is to support tomorrow's champions today by identifying young athletes who need financial support to help them compete in their chosen Paralympic wheelchair sport. The fund will help with the cost of travel, training, accommodation, competition fees and equipment, which on average costs an athlete more than £5,000 a year.
Tickets for the next Paralympics have now gone on sale with the ticket launch recently being held at Stoke Mandeville stadium, which is the birthplace of the Paralympics and where WheelPower's Head Office is based. Stewarts Law were pleased to attend the ticket launch in support of the games, Wheelpower and all our Paralympics athletes and future Paralympics champions.