Adedoyin Adepitan. Known as Ade to his friends and the public, was born in Lagos University teaching hospital, in the Suru-lere district in Nigeria. At the age of fifteen months he contracted Poliomyelitis. The effects of the virus meant that Ade was unable to use his left leg, and only had partial use of his right leg.
Go Kids Go
Go Kids Go! This charity aims to empower disabled children, and their parents by teaching them valuable wheelchair skills. In another life Go kids go! was known as the Association of Wheelchair children, and its through this charity that I discovered Paralympic sport, when I was 12 years old. They currently provide wheelchair training camps all over the country. I try to make these camps whenever I can to help out with training, and to have fun.
The NSPCC's vision is to end cruelty to children in the UK. They campaign to change the law, provide ChildLine and the NSPCC Helpline, offer advice for adults, and much more.
Wheel power's aim is to transform disabled kids lives using the power of sport. They are based at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium, where the Paralympics began in 1948.
Right To Play
Right To Play's mission is to improve the lives of children in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world by using the power of sport and play for development, health and peace. Their vision is to create a healthier, and safer world through the power of sport and play. Their values reflect the best practices of sport and play.
The Woodland Trust vision is to see a country rich in native woods, and trees enjoyed and valued by everyone. They aim to plant more native trees, protect native woods and to inspire others to enjoy and value woods and trees. On their website (visitwoods.org.uk) you can search for woodland areas nearby with wheelchair access.