Paralympic sports experience on offer at SportsAble Wheelchair Push

Paralympic sports experience on offer at SportsAble Wheelchair Push

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Luke Matthews

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Video game themed teamSportsAble will celebrate their annual Wheelchair Push on Saturday.

The centre at Braywick Sports Ground will be open to the public, who can try their hand at Paralympic sports and celebrate the work of all involved with an evening of live music and a barbecue.

The Wheelchair Push is the charity's biggest fundraiser of the year and requires volunteers to push SportsAble members around the local area in their wheelchairs, collecting for the cause and having fun.

Throughout the day, people can visit the centre and have a go at Paralympic activities such as archery, boccia, new age kurling and use air weapons on a donate-as-you-play basis.

Melissa Paulden, of SportsAble, said: "This year is slightly different because we are open to the public. You spent the summer watching the Paralympics and now you have the opportunity to come and give the sports a go yourself.

"We want to show people that we are all about the community and having a good time."

"In the evening we have a barbecue and music from The PFJ, a great rock cover band."

She was also quick to thank the Maidenhead Lions, who held an evening in aid of the charity which included the world's number one Elvis impersonator, selling out all 150 tickets and raising £1630 on the night.

"We always receive tremendous support from the Maidenhead Lions," she said. "They know it’s all about being silly and they do so much to help us."

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