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Help me compete for GB in Wheelchair Table Tennis

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I am a 68 year old bilateral amputee from Milford on Sea, Lymington. Losing my right leg on May 29th 2019 was life changing but the loss of my remaining left leg on Jan 13th 2022 was tough and only the support of my family, Pauline and Charlotte, and friends and having a purpose in life has kept me mentally sane.
My goals in 2023 was to continue to be Great Britain’s No 2 in my Class, get selected by Great Britain for the European Para Table Tennis Championships in Sheffield in September and to Medal in the World AbilitySport Games in Thailand in December. 
Well I achieved my aim of continuing to be GB’s second highest ranked player in my Class, and I won Bronze Medal at the World AbilitySport Games and only lost to the World Ranked 2 and 14  players and was so pleased with my Bronze Medal, especially as I travelled on my own with no Coach or practise partners from Great Britain.
However unbeknown to me I was not selected by Great Britain at the European Championships on home soil despite being Europes 10th highest ranked player !! No reason was given and has still not, maybe my age has something to do with it !!!


I have targets for 2024 which start in the Egypt Para Open at the end of January and many more International Para Opens if I can raise the funds.
I am initially looking to play in Kazikstan,  Spain and  Italy in March if allowed by BPTT
I am self funded when I represent Great Britain and this is very expensive when playing International Para Sport. I raise my own funds by Charitable donations, small sponsorship and general donations via this Go fund Me page. I have no Corporate Sponsor and desperately need financial assistance.
I cannot continue without financial assistance and need to hit my target of £30,000 ( this target started in 2019 ) if I am to continue to play for Great Britain in 2024 !!

My expenditure includes the following:

Travel both National and International
Accomodation both National and International
Training Facilities
Coaching ( paid )
Practise partners ( paid )
Tournament entry fees
Wheelchair upgrade
Equipment supplies
Clothing supplies

Please support me. You can donate from as little as £5

For commercial ventures there are lots of Media potential both locally and nationally as I believe I have a great story to tell that would create a lot of interest both in the written press and National TV but also on Social Media platforms. Without any question I will support any potential Sponsors and this can be discussed in detail.
I am available to be used by any companies as they see fit. I have an inspirational story to tell and am willing to share my experiences with your employees.

My personal details are: Simon Heaps DOB: 17/08/55

tel: 07710 354640

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  • Marii Rose
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  • mary barney
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  • Home Eastwood
    • £5 
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  • Nicola Banks
    • £10 
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