Challenge is an Opportunity - Chistmas 2017 Newsletter
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Enhanced Wheelchair for Motivational Rugby Coach 

Robin Tarr is no stranger to challenge, or at working his hardest to overcome it. At 16 he was involved in a devastating road traffic accident, breaking his neck and severing his spinal cord. He has been wheelchair-bound ever since. Instead of halting him, he learned to adapt and has had an illustrious sporting and coaching career in Wheelchair rugby. Unfortunately, more recent injuries have threatened to halt his forthcoming endeavours and prompted his nomination for a #PrimroseAward. The CiaO Foundation was only too happy to choose Robin as a recipient, with an award supporting a new specialised wheelchair. CiaO Foundation's Vice Chair, Andrew Hogge was pleased to meet and present Robin with his Primrose Award recently, at a fundraising event for the team at the Lloyds building in London. 

“My passion is not just in the sport, it's about sharing my life experiences with young disabled athletes and helping them overcome their obstacles in life and meet the same challenges head-on.” 

Robin Tarr

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Seasons Greetings from us all at the CiaO Foundation

A Christmas Challenge

Nathan in his hew Bromakin racing wheelchairThe CiaO Foundation has proudly presented its unique #PrimroseAward to two remarkable nominees connected with the Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR) team. Jamie Stead is a talented player (on left) and Robin Tarr (featured above) is a truly inspirational coach. Their awards would have, in part, helped with a new challenge as they strive towards competing in the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo. However, having recently lost funding from UK sport, their future, participation in upcoming major games and that challenge is in jeopardy. Could you help? With a donation to their Just Giving Fundraising Appeal, you could provide a great opportunity and get them closer to meeting their challenge. #SaveGBWR

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Social Media - Stop Press - Who would you nominate?

Applications for the next round of Primrose Awards are now open for nomination! If you know someone facing a challenge and who could use some help finding their opportunity, let us know!  You can contact us through our various Social Media Platforms for more information. We are on Twitter & Facebook so do get in touch.

We are also keen to raise awareness about #Challenges and #Opportunities so are very happy to share your stories, messages & endeavours, so if you have a #ChristmasChallenge , a #Challenge4Charity do let us know. Nügmais, the Charity Manager & the Team look forward to hearing from you. Find us by using the buttons below.
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