A LETTER FROM KARE ADENEGAN
We received this wonderful letter from Paralympian Athlete and all round inspiration, Kare Adenegan. We felt like we should share it with you all.
“My journey started with the remarkable READY charity. In 2013, Ready funded my first racing wheelchair. As many of you may already know ” it was very difficult participating in sports at school and elsewhere for that matter”. There simply were not enough facilities for disabled people in the UK.
Most UK charities, local authorities and government schemes concentrate on funding for sporting academies and sports clubs. Ready are a barrier breaking charity and a lifeline for disabled athletes coming into sports.
It’s not about becoming a paralympian athlete or the winning for most athletes (like myself), but simply getting the opportunity to do the normal things.
Sports is a great way to express our uniqueness. I trust that Ready and many more charities will continue on this journey to make participation in sports available to all children in schools regardless of their disabilities, body shapes or backgrounds.
Thank you READY for keeping hope alive for many young people like me. Thanks you for turning our disabilities into possibilities.
A special “Thank YOU” goes to the READY(volunteers, charities and business partners) who unendlessly raise money for people like me. Your fundraising is not in vain.
READY has given us the freedom to excel beyond our dreams.
I hope to do you all proud in my quest to represent Team GB at the Rio Paralympics.