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Disabled TV star supports Beverley charity

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A Beverley-based charity, which helps young wheelchair users, was delighted to receive the support of a high profile disabled TV star and paralympian last month, as it continues to support youngsters in the region.

TV presenter former paralympic basketball star Ade Adepitan MBE benefitted from Go Kids Go work when he was younger and has stayed a close friend since.

Ade helped lead a wheelchair training session during his visit and local actress and Go Kids trustee Eleanor Tomlinson also dropped by to offer her support along with Beverley Mayor Martin Cox and Beverley MP Graham Stuart.

Roy Wild, training manager at Go Kids Go, said: “We are a small charity and we don’t have a big PR buget so it was fantastic to get this support from Ade and Eleanor.

“The charity worked with Ade back in its early days and he is a fantastic role model. He is a successful TV presenter and he’s never let being in a wheelchair hold him back, it’s great to have someone so high profile supporting the charity.

“Besides offering training to young wheelchair users, we also run workshops in local schools to raise awareness of disabilities.”

Go Kids Go has helped thousands of people since it was founded in 1990 and provides wheelchair training at Beverley Grammar School.

For more information about Go Kids Go visit www.go-kids-go.org.uk or the Go Kids Go facebook page.

 

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