Tag Archive: Bader Grant

Onwards and Upwards into 2020 from Bader Grant Recipient, Para-Dressage Rider Richard Neumann

(Another belated post with apologies to Richard Neumann. The same thinking applied as to Mari’s 2019 recap and, for the same reason, I’ve decided to publish it now and save the further good news that I feel sure will follow this year for the new website!) Wow as New Year’s Eve approaches maybe it’s time… View Article

BGRotM Sophie – April Update

  Sophie, 4th from left at the Karen Betts Gift of Confidence Awards in April   Our current Bader Grant Recipient of the Month, Sophie Harris, has had a busy time lately and it looks as though, with an imminent trip to Italy with the GB Para squad and fellow development squad, things are going… View Article

Manfit – Second User Profile: Bill’s Story

As you’ll know, our current Bader Grant Recipient of the Month, MANFIT (Manchester Amputee fitness Initiative) kindly agreed to send us personal stories of some of their users. We met Ron last month, now you can see how gym trainer, Bill Shone, became involved… Bill Shone’s (our gym trainer) story Here’s Bill Shone, Manfit’s gym trainer!… View Article

Manfit – First User Profile: Ron’s Story

Featured Bader Grant Recipient of the Month, MANFIT (Manchester Amputee Fitness Initiative), kindly promised to provide us with individual stories of some of their users and here you can meet our first candidate, Ron. My name is Ron. I am 77 years old I had my left leg amputated above the knee at the age… View Article

Bader Grant Recipient, Jesse Dufton, back from gruelling expedition in Arctic Greenland

Bader Grant Recipient, Jesse Dufton, has returned safely from a very challenging expedition venturing into the unexplored areas of the remote Stauning Alps region in Central-Eastern Greenland. The expedition would be hard enough for anyone, and one can only imagine what a challenge it must have been for Jesse who is severely sight impaired. Jesse… View Article

Thomas Making Giant Strides!

It was lovely to hear from Bader Grant recipient, Thomas, who has got in touch to tell us how he has put his grant to good use and is already making great strides on his Race Running Bike. Thomas clearly has the Bader spirit in spades and we are sure he’s going to go far in every… View Article

Phil Oakley tackles the world’s deepest caves

We’re proud and delighted to publish the latest adventure from indomitable Bader Grant recipient, Phil Oakley. Phil, who possesses the Bader spirit in spades and personifies the motto: “…it’s what you can do that counts” Phil apologised in his email that this adventure wasn’t as exotic as previous ones (which can be found by entering Phil Oakley… View Article

Support for DBF in London Triathlon!

(Please click on the logo above to visit the London Triathlon Website.) The London Triathlon will take place on the 2nd and 3rd August. The event is approaching fast and our DBF representatives will soon be putting their months of training to the test.  The London Triathlon is the world’s biggest and most iconic triathlon,… View Article

Phil Oakley – Trekking in Morocco

We are extremely grateful to Phil Oakley for sending us this inspirational report of his latest venture and for the beautiful images. You can see all the pictures he sent in a gallery beneath the story. Not content with a challenging trip to Borneo earlier in the year, Bader Grant recipient Phil decided to tackle… View Article

Phil Oakley reports from Borneo expedition

We are very grateful to Phil Oakley for sending us a report of his recent amazing trip to Borneo with Camps International. Phil, a lower limb amputee, and Bader Grant recipient, doesn’t let his amputation stop him travelling all over the world. He has already written a report from the Amazonian Rain Forest where he… View Article

A DBF Grant for Nathan Doidge

Nathan Doidge Reaches for the Sky to achieve his Private Flying License. Nathan was born with cerebral palsy and is passionate about flying. At the moment he is thought to be the most profoundly disabled solo pilot in Britain. Nathan 32 who lives in Hayle, Cornwall, has flown many times over the past two years… View Article