Get Ryan to RIO

by rcjraghoo in London

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On 9th June 2016 we successfully raised £810 with 20 supporters in 56 days

Get Ryan to RIO Help me in my attempt to make history as the first man to represent Great Britain in the T36 Long Jump at the Paralympics

by rcjraghoo in London

My name is Ryan Raghoo; I am a International athlete with Cerebral Palsy and I aim to conquer the World. 19 years ago I was born under very difficult conditions, and due to a number of errors from the medical team delivering me I was left with permanent brain damage and a condition called Cerebral Palsy. For the most part I spent the first 8 years of my life in hospital; in a buggy or wheelchair, with doctors and medical specialists certain I would never walk.

Growing up I hated sport, and still have terrible memories from being forced to take part in sports days at Primary school, where I was physically not able to compete with my peers. During secondary school I was excluded from sport completely, side-lined to watching my friends as it “was too dangerous for me”.

I started training properly for Athletics in December 2014. I have since gone on to represent Great Britain at the World Juniors and Team England at the Cerebral Palsy World Games; amassing some medals and records along the way despite changes to my classification.

After years fighting physical limitations, travelling 4 hours daily to train, I ended 2015 as UK Number one, European 10 and world 17. This year I qualified for the European Championships (standard 3.80) and Paralympic games (standard 4.50) with a jump of 4.61. This is the first time Great Britain has ever had someone qualify in this event.

As a full time student, meeting costs for travel, physio, kit, nutrition and accommodation is a challenge even for me. Can you help get Ryan to Rio? I need help with sponsorship to get to The European Championships in June, where I have aims to get selected for Rio.

“He hates labels and the perception of a disabled person in the mind’s eye of an able bodied person. Ryan’s amazing drive and determination is more than just going to the games. He hopes to change lives of disabled children around the world through his Enabled not Disabled campaign." - Coach Harry King

 

By supporting my journey you will help bring change worldwide for people with disabilities, as an ambassador for disability sport I am passionate about challenging the "limitations" and "labels" placed on people with disabilities. Achieving my personal goals of competing in the Paralympics will provide the platform to sing for change and help get more people into disability sport, showing anything is possible, providing inspiration for children all over the world. 

 

Your generous donations will be used for flights and accomadation to international competitions in the build up to the major championships this year. Most importantly they will allow me to access vital physiotherapy and sports massage to aid in my recovery and make sure I stay in the best shape possible.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A thank you for believing in my project.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Receive a personal shout out across all of my social media platforms, a thank you from me to you!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Receive a personal shout out across all of my social media platforms, a thank you from me to you! Plus a signed "Enabled Not Disabled" T-shirt or a signed shot of me in action both options come with a limited edition "Enabled Not Disabled - Get Ryan to Rio" wristband

£100 or more

£100 Reward

thank you from me to you! Plus a signed "Enabled Not Disabled" T-shirt or a signed shot of me in action both options come with a limited edition "Enabled Not Disabled - Get Ryan to Rio" wristband. I promise to keep you up to date with all my training and competitions and where appropriate you will be invited to come and see me in action!

£200 or more

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£200 Reward

Come and visit me down at my training base in London, we can chat all about your interests in sports, my goals for the season and what the future looks like. Afterwards I'll take you through one of my easier workouts and you will have the chance to train with an Olympian, have you got what it takes? I promise we'll stay in touch and I'll keep you up to date with how my training is going and where you can catch me next in competition. There will of course be plenty of photo opportunities, and you'll receive a signed "Enabled Not Disabled" T-shirt, with a limited edition "Enabled Not Disabled - Get Ryan to Rio" wristband.

£300 or more

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£300 Reward

Perfect for Businesses and Schools. I will come to your organisation and deliver an inspirational talk that will leave you speechless! Get an insight into the life of an elite athlete, growing up disabled, and how I have defied doctors and medical science to make history. I will take you through my journey in sport and how I have overcome the barriers placed before me whilst striving for success. Afterwards I will host an interactive Q&A session and then talk about my plans for the future. There will be plenty of photo opportunities with some of my medals plus a signed "Enabled Not Disabled" T-shirt and a signed shot of me in action with some limited edition "Enabled Not Disabled - Get Ryan to Rio" wristbands. We will stay in contact and I promise to keep you up to date with all my training and competitions and where appropriate you will be invited to come and see me in action! Of course there will be a very special thank you across all my social media platforms.

£500 or more

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£500 Reward

I will come to you, deliver a talk and accompanying presentation about what it takes to be an elite athlete, my story and my journey in sport plus my ambitions and plans for the future. Afterwards I will host a Q&A and then a personal training session for up to 10 people where I will take you through one of my easier training sessions. Have you got what it takes to train like an Olympian? There will be plenty of photo opportunities with some of my medals plus a signed "Enabled Not Disabled" T-shirt and a signed shot of me in action with a limited edition "Enabled Not Disabled - Get Ryan to Rio" wristband. I promise to keep you up to date with all my training and competitions and where appropriate you will be invited to come and see me in action! How could I forget of course I will give a special thank you on all of my social media platforms!

£1,000 or more

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£1,000 Reward

Sponsorship Package 1 Have me featured on your website, media articles and newsletters promoting your company/brand/ product - where appropriate in branded kit. You will also feature on my website as one of my sponsors and receive regular posts across various social media platforms. I will also come to your organisation and deliver an inspirational talk that will leave you speechless! Get an insight into the life of an elite athlete, growing up disabled, and how I have defied doctors and medical science to make history. I will take you through my journey in sport and how I have overcome the barriers placed before me whilst striving for success. Afterwards I will host an interactive Q&A session and then talk about my plans for the future. There will be plenty of photo opportunities with some of my medals plus signed GB Kit from various international competitions. I will also provide a signed Large Print framed Action shot for display purposes. I promise to keep you up to date with all my training and competitions and where appropriate you will be invited to come and see me in action!

£5,000 or more

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£5,000 Reward

Sponsorship Package 2 Have your logo on my training and competition kit (where appropriate with IPC rules), I will promote your company/ brand/ product in interviews/social media and do PR related work in partnership with yourself. I will also come to your organisation and deliver an inspirational talk that will leave you speechless! Get an insight into the life of an elite athlete, growing up disabled, and how I have defied doctors and medical science to make history. I will take you through my journey in sport and how I have overcome the barriers placed before me whilst striving for success. Afterwards I will host an interactive Q&A session and then talk about my plans for the future. There will be plenty of photo opportunities with some of my medals plus signed GB Kit from various international competitions. I will also provide a signed Large Print framed Action shot for display purposes. I promise to keep you up to date with all my training and competitions and where appropriate you will be invited to come and see me in action! I will provide a competition schedule so relevant marketing can be done around supporting me and being part of team Ryan, I will of course make appearances during the year at your request to support with product launches/ brand development/ company promotion and am also happy to appear on websites and in any other marketing material.

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