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Video: Tavender hails 'game-changing' BBC Children in Need grant

Programme manager, Kris Tavender has hailed a 'game-changing' boost for wheelchair sport in Bristol, after the Community Foundation was awarded a significant grant from BBC Children in Need.

The grant will go towards the delivery and development of wheelchair multi-sport rugby and wheelchair basketball in the city, and Tavender believes the funding will provide fresh opportunities.

“This grant award really is a game changer for youth wheelchair sport here in Bristol,” he said.

“Some of the most marginalised and disadvantaged young people across the city and beyond will have guaranteed access to meaningful sporting opportunities on a weekly basis, as well as in every school holiday.

“To think that our players will be able to choose their own sporting activity on evenings and weekends, as well as the school holidays in the same way their siblings, friends and peers will is such a blessing.

“BBC Children in Need’s aspirations are so closely aligned with our own in terms of reaching out to those in the greatest need, and really making life-changing impact.

“And, with our participants, their families and volunteers involved in the development of this provision from the start, we have three amazing years of foundation building ahead of us to create a truly inclusive and sustainable future for wheelchair sport in Bristol.”

To register an interest in participating or volunteering, please contact Kris Tavender.


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