Help The Hawks Reach Their Paralympic Dreams!

by morwenna-dobson in Plymouth

Help raise funds to enable disabled individuals across the South-West the chance to compete at the Paralympic games!

by morwenna-dobson in Plymouth

We did it
On 20th April 2016 we successfully raised £3,320 with 20 supporters in 28 days

New stretch target

The club still desperatly needs additional equiptment and any donations can go a long way to help the club! 


  • The Westcountry Hawks need £3000 to purchase a brand new wheelchair for training and competitions

The Westcountry Hawks area a wheelchair rugby club based in Plymouth, providing disabled individuals across the South-West a lifeline to form an active social life and take part in competitive events through an exciting and dynamic sport.

The Hawks compete up and down the UK and so far have 3 members chosen for the Team GB development squad, with the chance for them to compete in Tokyo 2020. However, with the cost of a single playing chair reaching up to £3000, the Hawks desperately need funds to enable them to compete and train. With new regulations opening the sport up to 17,000 people in the Plymouth region alone, the club provides vital support and opportunities for local talent to reach their potential, so desperately need your help to provide the training equipment to meet this demand.

Meet Faye

Faye West has been playing wheelchair rugby for 4 years, and is the current Westcountry Hawks team captain. Alongside her Media Arts degree at Plymouth University Faye has been selected for the Team GB Development Squad, with dreams of being part of the 2020 Tokyo Team.

 

"Playing with the team has really helped develop my confidence. It's great to be able to spend time with other disabled people doing something active and competitive."

"As captain, it's clear to see new equipment is vital if we're to move forward as a team. New chairs would mean a faster playing speed, and it would be great to get some updated kit!" 

"Without the money, it is unlikely the team will be able to compete at a high enough standard to allow players like me to reach the Paralympics."

Meet Tilly

Tilly is the Hawks rising star at only 14 years old. She has been playing wheelchair rugby for 2 years, and has big dreams for the future.

Tilly, by far the fastest player on the pitch would massively benefit from some new equipment.

"Having new chairs could make me even faster, which would definitely help me reach the Paralympics. My nan is already learning Japanese in preparation!"

Raffle Prizes

If you choose to donate £10+, we will include your name into the draw for our very special raffle! 

Prizes include:

An England rugby ball signed by current and past players

A Sport relief T-Shirt signed by Jo Brand

Signed T-Shirt by GBWR players

A free two hour driving lesson (Exeter area)

An ultimate wheelchair rugby experience for you and 3 others

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Entry to our raffle, a Hawks car sticker and a thank you on our social media pages!

£15 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£15 Reward

A pair of tickets to watch the Plymouth Raiders on 24th April (valued at £26)

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Westcountry Hawks t-shirt and car sticker, entry into our raffle a thank you on our Facebook and Twitter pages!

£30 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£30 Reward

2 tickets to watch Plymouth Argyle play Dagenham and Redbridge on 23rd April at Home Park (valued at £40)

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£30 Reward

2 tickets to watch Plymouth Argyle play Hartlepool at Home Park on 7th May (valued at £40)

£30 or more

£30 Reward

Triple entry into our very special raffle, a personal thank you on our social media pages and a Westcountry Hawks car sticker and t-shirt

£40 or more

£40 Reward

A Hawks car sticker and a shout-out on our social media pages, a Westcountry Hawks t-shirt and four entries into our very special Raffle!

£100 or more

£100 Reward

An embroidered Hawks hoodie, car sticker and t-shirt. You will also receive a thank you shout out on our social media pages and five entries into our very special raffle!

£250 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£250 Reward

For this generous donation, we will offer you the ultimate wheelchair rugby experience. You and 3 others can attend a training session at Plymouth Life Centre, where you can interact and compete alongside the team in a series of matches. This is a great team building opportunity, with all equipment provided.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Your company logo will be shown on the chair bought and our website, plus a personalised shout-out on our social media pages

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

Your company logo will be shown on the team van and our website, plus a personalised shout-out on our social media pages

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