The national Scottish Amputee Football team has qualified for its first ever major tournament - the Amputee Football European Championships in Krakow in 2020. However, they desperately need to raise around £20,000 for flights, equipment and kit to get them there.
A group of players has pledged to climb to the summit of Ben Lomond in a bid to raise the essential funds - a gruelling challenge when on just one leg and on crutches. They are appealing for your sponsorship and support.
For these players, climbing Ben Lomond is a huge undertaking. As the team climbs higher they will face scree slopes, uneven ground, steep ascents, dropping temperature, strong winds and snow - an enormous challenge when missing a limb and on crutches.
The team wishes to raise as much money as possible and they are appealing to you to support them.
Amputee Football Association Scotland provides amputees and those with congenital limb differences in Scotland with the opportunity to play football on a level playing field - at grassroots, local and international level.
We hold training sessions for both junior and senior players, with amputee football clubs are now established at Partick Thistle and Dundee United. Partick Thistle currently competes in the Irish Amputee Football league and the national Scotland squad has competed against Ireland, the Netherlands, England and Italy in the past two years.
We desperately need to raise more than £20,000 to get the team to Krakow in September and we are appealing to you for your support and donations.
Please give generously so these inspirational players can compete in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.