Marathon fit and fancy a unexpected challenge? We are pleased to offer our members a free place in next month’s Paris Marathon!
The Paris Marathon is one of the most famous races in the world and JCI UK members have the opportunity to run as we have been given a few places places! The race takes place on the 3rd April 2016 and all you would need to cover is accommodation (if required) and your travel.
JCI UK has established a new partnership with Get Kids Going! which is a national charity that gives disabled children and young people – up to the age of 26 yrs – the wonderful opportunity of participating in sport. They provide young people with specially built sports’ wheelchairs so they can do: athletics, marathons, tennis, skiing, rugby, sailing, boccia, basketball, sledge hockey, table tennis, fencing, shooting, archery, powerlifting and many more sports. Get Kids Going! inspires British disabled youngsters to compete in sporting events, from start to Paralympic level, by also giving them sports grants to help with their; training, physiotherapy, travel, competition fees, design and development of sports’ equipment etc.
Their aim is to give support to all our budding Paralympians in the build up to the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Paralympic Games and the 2018 South Korea Winter Paralympics and many more such events. Like any aspiring athletes all our youngsters need long term support, often over many years, to achieve their sporting dreams.
Not only does Get Kids Going! focus on helping disabled young athletes but it also provides manual wheelchairs for children to use every day; at home, at school, and to enable them to play with their friends. These are our wonderful athletes of the future!
JCI UK & Get Kids Going! aim to offer aspiring young disabled people the opportunity for personal development.
“We am extremely excited to have partnered with JCI UK and I know many of our young people are looking forward to seeing what opportunities they can get from becoming members.”
Jane Emmerson – Director, Get Kids Going!
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This post was written by Michael Steel