Swanbourne Music Festival Volunteers: Jack and Emma Goward give their account of volunteering for WheelPower

In August 2019, WheelPower had a brilliant time at the Swanbourne Music Festival in Milton Keynes, offering tips and advice to those interested in transforming lives through sport, filling our Charity buckets with donations, entertaining the kids with our teddy tombola, and showing off the Paralympic torches. Here's a couple of  our volunteers from the day telling us why they enjoy volunteering for WheelPower so much:


Emma Goward

Emma has been helping on WheelPower’s stall at The Swanbourne Music Festival. ‘I’ve done a few events with WheelPower’, she says, ‘I do it because I believe it is a good cause to support, there are so many people out there who could benefit from a Charity like this and it’s wonderful to know that I’m part of it all’, she comments. ‘My first impressions of volunteering for WheelPower were that they are a Charity who really care about who helps them, it doesn’t matter in what way or how you are helping, they treat you superbly throughout!’.


Jack Goward (pictured)

Jack and our Community Fundraiser, Leah have a close connection to WheelPower. ‘I’ve volunteered several times for WheelPower’, says Jack. It’s a wonderful disability sport Charity, and it’s a great opportunity to get some volunteering experience under your belt, which is also great for your CV. WheelPower is particularly close to me as my Grandad competed in two of the Paralympic Games – then known as the Stoke Mandeville Games.


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You can be directly part of WheelPower’s drive to transform disabled lives through sport by fundraising for us or donating today, or setting up a regular fundraising function that helps us plan for the future. If you prefer to get involved and take on a challenge, there is lots to choose from, or alternatively you can volunteer for us.

You can even book a WheelPower Speaker for your next event, or book us to visit your school and do a special talk and enjoy one of our infamously interactive ‘Wheelchair Relays’!

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Whichever way you can help us you will be making a huge different to a disabled person’s life and their family.

•             £10 provides training for more wheelchair sports coaches and leaders

•             £24 enables us to give a disabled child aged six their first ever experience of sport – at a WheelPower event where they can try six different activities

•             £49 allows us to buy sports equipment which we use to get recently paralysed people active

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support.


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