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DBF Ambassador, Phil Packer, MBE:
“To support the Douglas Bader Foundation and in particular the BADER BRAVES initiative, giving children with limb loss and other disabilities their first experience of flight in a light aircraft and the BADER BRAVES Adventure week-ends, fills me with immense pleasure and delight.
Giving children this opportunity provides self-belief, self-confidence, excitement and sews a seed of what they can do; I hope that those introduced to the Foundation will support this initiative.”
DBF Ambassador, Margaret Biggs, cyclist, co-founder of Team Bader Cycling, :
I’ve managed to overcome many problems in coming to terms with my new ‘self’
Paralympian, Martine Wright, OBE:
I don’t think you can overestimate what sport can give you. I have come a long way mentally, physically and with my skills. It always feels quite surreal to be classed as an elite athlete.
DBF Ambassador, Nathan Doidge
Nathan ‘Reached for the Sky’ to achieve his Private Flying License at Goodwood Airfield on Monday 13th August 2012. Supported financially by a number of private individuals and selected for the Flying Scholarships for Disabled People, Nathan was awarded a Bader Grant from The Douglas Bader Foundation in 2012 to enable him to achieve his goal of gaining his Private Pilot’s Licence. Nathan was born with cerebral palsy and is passionate about flying. He is believed to be the most profoundly disabled solo pilot in Britain.