Tag Archive: Team GB

Mari Getting Closer to her Goal…

An update from DBF Ambassador Mari as the 2020 Olympics draw ever closer. The competition is obviously hotting up and, as ever, Mari is finding ways to enable herself and her equine teammates, Sky and Bear, to give their best performances, and getting very promising results as you will see. With her inspiring determination and… View Article

Richard and Otto Start Their Para-Dressage Campaign

Our featured Bader Grant recipient, Richard Neumann, is about to start his para-dressage campaign in earnest. He and his beautiful horse, Otto, have been training intensively for the last few months and have taken part in local shows but now things are beginning to get serious with a big competition on Sunday marking the start… View Article

Some Great News From Mari!

  We’ve received some excellent news from our lovely new Ambassador and erstwhile Bader Grant Recipient of the Month, para-dressage rider Mari Akhurst. Mari who has been digging deep into reserves of strength and determination recently when the worsening of some of her symptoms threw up some new challenges for her including the recommendation of… View Article
Latest from PACE: Pioneering prosthetic knee system aids Paralympic hopeful on her road to Rio 2016

Latest from PACE: Pioneering prosthetic knee system aids Paralympic hopeful on her road to Rio 2016

‘Converting Patients into People’ We’re grateful to Scott Richardson of PACE for sending in the following hugely encouraging Press Release. This was scribed by Ottobock in conjunction with PACE and relates to a young female athlete that both have been supporting in her sporting ambitions. ******************************   15 year-old confirms switch to athletics as innovative… View Article
Latest News from the SDGP

Latest News from the SDGP

We’re grateful to the SDGP (Scottish Disability Golf Partnership) for sending us this latest update. If you’d like to find out more, please click on the link at the bottom of the article. Hello from the SDGP Our final two games of the year are almost upon us. The match at St Andrews, courtesy of… View Article
Amputees inspired by Paralympic Games will be given free trials of state of the art prosthetic legs

Amputees inspired by Paralympic Games will be given free trials of state of the art prosthetic legs

A leading manufacturer of prostheses, which is providing support to athletes with amputated legs at the Games, said it hopes to help people who have never run on a prosthetic leg to get into the sport. “People who see the Paralympics and think ‘I want to try running’, this is will give them a chance… View Article

Paralympians miss out on honour of individual stamps

Champion Paralympians will not be featured on individual stamps as their Olympic counterparts have been, the British Paralympic Association has said. Instead, a series of six first-class stamps featuring every medallist will be produced after the Games finish on September 9. A post box in each gold medallist’s home town will also be painted gold,… View Article
Opportunity! Free Running/Jogging Workshop for Amputees with Hayley Ginn

Opportunity! Free Running/Jogging Workshop for Amputees with Hayley Ginn

We’ve been contacted by Alistair Macfarlane, the Exercise Referral Coordinator for Everyone Active Gyms in Bristol. www.bristol.gov.uk/activechoices They are holding an open day on July 7th at Horfield Leisure Centre, Horfield, Dorian Road, Bristol, BS7 0XW, when Team GB Coach, Hayley Ginn, will be at the gym to hold a free workshop for leg amputees who may be… View Article
Opportunity! Free Running/Jogging Workshop for Amputees with Hayley Ginn

Opportunity! Free Running/Jogging Workshop for Amputees with Hayley Ginn

We’ve been contacted by Alistair Macfarlane, the Exercise Referral Coordinator for Everyone Active Gyms in Bristol. www.bristol.gov.uk/activechoices They are holding an open day on July 7th at Horfield Leisure Centre, Horfield, Dorian Road, Bristol, BS7 0XW, when Team GB Coach, Hayley Ginn, will be at the gym to hold a free workshop for leg amputees who… View Article