Please help us to win up to £10,000 to work with more disabled people and people with long term health conditions. Our ‘Join in’ project will be funded for 1 year if we can secure the Aviva Community Fund grant.
That means we will work with 60 + disabled people and people with long-term health conditions over a 12-month period. We will offer participants exercise, healthy living and routine activities in the local community in order to build confidence by, for example, visiting leisure centres, walking in the park, visiting the library, local shops, or navigating public transport together with a specialist instructor.
Members will see a measurable and long lasting increase in mobility, strength, fitness, co-ordination, balance, flexibility, confidence, exercise uptake, mental well-being, social time and motivation, all of which has a positive impact on mental and physical resilience but we need your vote to deliver this project.
You must cast your vote before November 21st. To do so please click this link and follow the prompt to regsiter . Once you've registered just search for 'Join In' to vote for our project.
In our first decade we raised £3.5 million to support 3650 disabled people to exercise. As you know we have been campaigning tirelessly for many months now so that we may continue helping as many disabled people as we can to get stronger and fitter. With accessible gym space, specialist wheelchair accessible equipment, and Specialist GP referral qualified instructors, it is the only place of its kind in London.
We think that our video of gym member Grace , Wheelchair to Walking says it all , please take a look here .
How can I help?
There are two simple ways you can make a difference, and they take no time at all:
- Vote for ability Bow to win the Aviva Community Fund – you can vote 10 times!
- Share on Facebook or Twitter & let people know you have voted.
What your vote will do
With your votes we can win £10,000 from the Aviva Community Fund, which will mean Ability Bow can reach the many people who are currently on our waiting list. At the end of the project we will expect participants to: increase activity levels and physical fitness by 70%, report less isolation with improved mental well-being, have 50% fewer visits to NHS services and a 20% reduced level of medication
70% will report increased confidence in their skills and ability to live independently, meaning that approximately 120 family members / unpaid carers will also have a better quality of life with respite from supporting their loved ones in the activities of daily life.
You have until 21st November to cast your 10 votes.
Thank you for your support!