North End shop to raise cash for young disabled athletes charity

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EMPLOYEES at H&T Pawnbrokers will cycle miles whilst in fancy dress – all in the name of charity.

The shop in Kingston Road, North End, will raise money for Get Kids Going, a charity that supports young disabled athletes.

The fundraisers will ride on a stationary bike outside the shop all day, joining other stores from across the country.

H&T store manager Jim Kneller said: ‘Get Kids Going is a fantastic charity, they support young disabled athletes with grants and equipment to help them realise their sporting dreams.

‘We are so excited about the Paralympics and want to do as much as we can to support the Games and Team GB’s Paralympic athletes.’

The charity aims to give children and young people, up to the age of 26, support in participating in sport.

They offer grants and equipment so that disabled people can have a go at the sports that would be otherwise inaccessible to them.

Equipment available from the charity includes a specially adapted wheelchair that allows the athlete to take part in a variety of sports, including rugby.

They aim to fill the funding gap made after government cut spending on disabled sports, aiming to give young athletes the chance to achieve their goals.