Portland College CAMPAIGN: Fundraisers try out wheelchair rugby for £2m college campaign

Portland College fundraisers spent two fun-filled hours in the specialist college’s leisure centre playing wheelchair rugby as part of a fundraising effort.

By Stephen Thirkill
Saturday, 22nd March 2014, 6:27 am

The group, with many newcomers to the disability sport, got fully stuck in to playing the fast-paced Paralympic sport.

The event raised a superb £110 towards the college’s £2m fundraising drive to construct a new state-of-the-art Inclusive Sports Academy.

College chiefs say the massive cash injection will allow them provide a state-of-the-art centre of excellence for disability sport and offer new opportunities from grassroots to elite level competitors.

The ambitious life-changing academy would also be open to the wider community through link-ups with disability clubs and sporting organisations.

If you know any businesses looking for team-building events or community/sports groups who might like to try Wheelchair Rugby or another disability sport, get in touch with the fundraising team on 01623 499141.

To find out more about the college’s plans to raise funds for the Inclusive Sports Academy or to discuss how you can get involved, contact Andrea Hudson on 01623 499141.

Donations to the Inclusive Sports Academy appeal can be made by calling the fundraising team at Portland College on 01623 499141 or by visiting www.portland.ac.uk or by cheque.

Donations can be made by cheque, payable to Portland College or via http://www.justgiving.com/portlandcollegeAre you planning a fundraising event to help this campaign? Email your story to [email protected]