Eleven year old Adam Sevenoaks, from Weymouth, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and plays powerchair football for the Wessex Warriors.
Adam needed a specialist Strike Force Powerchair to stay on top of his game, and compete on an even playing field with other players. The Joseph Patrick Trust was able to help with a grant towards the cost of Adam’s chair, and he’s now able to compete to the best of his ability in the South East Regional League.
Adam’s mum Mary told us about Adam’s love of powerchair football, and the difference his new chair has made to his game:
Adam has always loved football but due to his condition has never been able to play, until he found the Wessex Warriors Power Chair Football club.
The donation we received from the Joseph Patrick Trust was invaluable in helping raise the money for Adam to have his own Strike Force chair.
The chair has given him immense confidence in playing football and he loves it!
Playing sport can be great for physical and emotional wellbeing, and it’s great to hear what a great time Adam has playing Powerchair football! He was even able to meet AFC Bournemouth star, Tyrone Mings (pictured).
Interested in trying this fast, exciting sport out for yourself? Visit our Powerchair football page to find out how you can get involved with a Powerchair football club near you.
The Joseph Patrick Trust is the grant-giving arm of Muscular Dystrophy UK, and awards funding towards the cost of specialist equipment for people with muscular dystrophy and related conditions. The aim of the Trust is to promote independence and quality of life for disabled people, and will consider funding for items such as powered wheelchairs, mobile arm supports, electric beds, and some forms of Assistive Technology.
To learn more about the Joseph Patrick Trust, and to apply for a grant, please visit www.musculardystrophyuk.org/JPT.