Help RCOT raise for the WESA Powered Wheelchair Hockey & support those with Muscular Dystrophy
Jack has muscular dystrophy and has excelled despite his difficult diagnosis. He plays powered chair hockey, and has been selected with 2 of his WA team mates, Logan and Deema, (8 players chosen in the country) to represent Australia in the Powered Wheelchair (Powerchair) Hockey World Cup sporting competition in Switzerland.
Here’s the crazy part… not only will NDIS not fund their powered chairs for hockey, because they don’t deem them “value for money”, the players often pay for all the equipment themselves (Jack’s chair is $35k, with all the modifications). Jack explained that they had 6 players pass away or become unable to play due to their degenerative function, in the past 2 years alone, which is why NDIS don’t see the value in investing in this.
It is crazy to imagine that these players put their heart and soul into an amazingly fast, intense and enjoyable game, without any support from our government, even when they get to the top of their game and are representing the country, the government do not support them.
Jack and his 2 WA team mates need to raise $40k to get them to Switzerland to play. They need to transport all their chairs, daily equipment they need and any support people they require to help them day to day.
Here’s our pitch… whatever the RCOT community can raise in donations, RCOT will match! For every dollar you donate, RCOT will also donate a dollar! Up to $5000. Let’s see how much we can raise to help these amazing people achieve their goal of representing our county. $5000 donated by our community will total $10,000, and have them 1/4 of the way to their goal.
When you donate on GoFundMe, comment RCOT, or transfer money to RCOT with description “WESA”, and we’ll keep track to match all donations.
WESA is the Western Electric Sporting Association.
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Polished Man Campaign
Every year RCOT support the Polished Man Campaign in October.
The Polished Man campaign encourages everyone to take a stand and actively commit to helping end violence against children, by painting one nail for the month of October. By representing this harrowing statistic, that one painted nail can start a conversation, which raises awareness and funds to ensure no childhood is lost to violence.
Fundraising will commence again in October 2022.