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New chair 'means so much' to WBA Powerchair

23 July 2018

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THANKS to Tesco's 'Bags of Help' scheme and the public vote, WBA Powerchair have been gifted a new set of wheels that will help to provide opportunities for young disabled players.

Winning the funding for a new powerchair will mean that the Foundation should now be able to offer the provision to play powerchair football to every member of Albion's development side.

WBA Powerchair won the treble last season, winning the national league for the first time ever and the success has echoed through the ever-expanding club.

"It means a lot, especially for the development side," said Paul Hunt, who oversees powerchair football at the Foundation.

"We would really like to thank Tesco for their help towards getting us the chair.

"If we didn't have the chair, somebody could turn up and they wouldn't be able to play as we wouldn't have enough chairs.

"It means so much to us that we can get another chair to eliminate that problem."

The 'Bags of Help' scheme was set up in order for Tesco to aid local charities, and Bhupinder Sidhu, who is a Community Champion at the supermarket, was delighted to be able to support the Foundation.

"It's a game changer," he said.

"When I found out about The Albion Foundation and the amount of amazing work that they do in our local community, I have always wanted to have some contact with them.

"To come down and see the guys in their chairs and knowing that we have helped them to play is awesome.

For more information on WBA Powerchair, please contact paul.hunt@albionfoundation.co.uk.


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