30th August 2022
Summer Activity Success in Grampian
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A Moray athletics club can now offer people with physical disabilities the opportunity to participate in para athletics thanks to the generosity of local businesses.
Elgin Amateur Athletics Club was able to purchase two Petra Racerunning bikes (pedal-less trikes with substantial trunk support), which will enable people with disabilities, such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, to experience the exhilaration of running fast and to participate fully in the club’s existing athletics sessions. Racerunning is also a discipline of athletics in the Paralympics so the provision of this equipment has opened a door for aspiring performance para athletes.
The purchase of the bikes was only made possible thanks to substantial funding granted by the Gordon & Ena Baxter Foundation, the Adam Family Fund and Grampian Disability Sport.
Anyone interested in getting involved in para athletics should contact Scottish Disability Sport for information and support.
If you, or anyone you know, lives with a physical, sensory or learning disability in Grampian & is interested in getting involved in sport, please get in touch with Alison on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07828 744 848.