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Disability Sports Coach
Disability Sports Coach
Emergency appeal

Emergency appeal

Why we need your help

Dear supporters,

I write to you today with an urgent appeal.

As the country braces itself against COVID-19, we are now sadly seeing the full impact on our small charity.

We have closed our 14 Community Clubs across London and postponed all events. Our coaching and training partners have cancelled their sessions. These are the right things to do – nothing is more important than the health and wellbeing of the vulnerable adults and children we serve.

However, our work doesn’t stop. Without our weekly clubs, hundreds of disabled people across London will feel more isolated than ever. Hundreds of disabled people have lost the only opportunity they have to meet friends, play sport and keep active.

When our coaches told members at Club Lambeth about closing, one member Taslim said, ‘We can’t close – this is the only thing I do! What am I going to do?’ It broke my heart to hear it.

Please help us

We are working desperately hard to adapt. We want to send equipment such as tennis balls and footballs to those in need with simple guides for games. We’ll do online videos and social media challenges to keep disabled people active, reduce feelings of isolation and support mental health.

However, our income is expected to drop by over 80% in the coming months. We desperately need your help.

I know everyone is going through hugely challenging times. But I am more determined than ever to make sure we are still here when disabled adults, children, parents and carers need us.

Please share our page and please donate:

- Online via this page

- Text 'DSC [amount]' to 70085. To donate £10, text DSC 10 to 70085.

No matter how big or small, you really do change lives.

Thank you everyone and stay safe,

Peter Ackred

CEO, Disability Sports Coach

626.80

raised so far

626.80

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Supporters

May 07, 2020

Sam Innes

Thanks so much DSC for the brilliant Zoom sessions you are doing in these difficult times. I love them and they are helping to keep me fit, healthy and connected with other people. From Sam Innes

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

May 06, 2020

Ian Graham

50.00

May 04, 2020

Sophie Merrill

Very proud of our company and what it achieves!

2.60
(plus 0.65 giftaid)

May 01, 2020

Anonymous

For the 2.6 challenges-Neil Cranston

26.20
(plus 6.55 giftaid)

Apr 30, 2020

Yang-En

Thankyou for the work you do for the disability community!!

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Apr 30, 2020

Maji

This is my second attempt to donate. Hope the first one turns up. With love from Emma's Old Aunt x

26.00
(plus 6.50 giftaid)

Apr 27, 2020

Shahid

For Zain's great effort of 26 star jumps

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Apr 27, 2020

Anonymous

5.00

Apr 27, 2020

Greer-Aylece Robinson

5.00
(plus 1.25 giftaid)

Apr 27, 2020

Charlie and Louis

26.00
(plus 6.50 giftaid)

Total raised so far

626.80

Total plus Gift Aid 707.25

Direct donations

386.80

Raised offline 240.00

Fundraising pages

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