Generous members of the David Lloyd leisure club in Cheshire Oaks have given kind contributions towards a new sports wheelchair for a dedicated athlete.
Nate Williams, 22, spent three days at the club pushing on rollers in a demonstration wheelchair to raise money for one of his own.
Williams started wheelchair racing last year and trains at a club in Leeds as the former wheelchair basketball player hopes to compete for Great Britain at the Paralympics in 2016.
A brand new chair designed and made custom to Williams’ needs for optimum performance ranges between £3,000 and £4,000.
After hours of pushing and raising awareness of para-athletics, a grand total of £600.50 was donated thanks to a few overwhelming single donations and sponsorship offers.
James Cole, co-CEO of the World Travel Holdings company in Lancashire donated £50 of his own money towards the cause while Mike Clancy, a keen artist has offered to auction off a painting with all proceeds going towards the new chair.
Competing in the T34 class for athletes with Cerebral Palsy, Williams was named the under-23 national champion in his debut season.
His main aim is to qualify for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. However, if he falls short of a place in Rio, Williams would like to use the chair to raise money for children’s charities by competing in marathons across the country.
Williams is still looking for potential sponsors so anyone who thinks they can help, David Lloyd leisure club asks to get in touch.