Help Me Achieve My Paralympic Dreams


My name is Richard Bray and I have just been accepted into the British Shooting Paralympic Talent Program, this is the first step towards my dream of shooting at the Paralympic Games.

I have created this funding page to help me realize my dream of representing my country at the Paralympics. Every little given will bring me that much closer to a life changing position on the GB shooting squad.

Unfortunately I have to self fund this until I make podium potential. The money raised will help me pay for my own equipment, accommodation, travel, food and fees etc. Here is an example of what some of the equipment costs.

Rifle £2500
Custom Jacket £1000
Shooting glove £45
Pellets per tin £10
And this is just to get started, once I have progressed I will need other specialized equipment. 

I also have to get a wheelchair that I can modify with rests and benches etc for the different shooting positions, my daily chair is an NHS chair so I can’t drill any holes or make any modifications to it.

On top of that I will be away training with coaches at Stoke Mandeville twice a month for 3 days at a time.

I was born with a rare congenital disorder called Sacral Agenesis which is sometimes known as Caudal Regression Syndrome, over the years I have had a lot of operations to correct things or to keep me alive and I now mostly use a wheelchair when away from the house.

I have been involved in shooting sports (which is probably one of the most accessible sports for people with disabilities) for most of my life from Airgun to Fullbore and even small cannons.

I am a current member of three local shooting clubs. 
At Hurn rifle and pistol club I have been shooting in the Dorset Leagues and it was whilst attending a course at Stoke Mandeville with this club that I was introduced to British shooting which has lead me to this great opportunity.
I am also an active member of  Christchurch gun club, I have served on the committee and I help run the black powder evenings there as a range officer.
I am also a member of Parkstone gun club, I've not shot much at this club yet but I am looking to shoot there more once I have a suitable target rifle.

I have also been playing wheelchair rugby 5s  with the "Bournemouth Lions" and the classified version with the "Brighton Buccaneers" which has helped get my fitness levels up considerably.

After going to a coaching course at Stoke Mandeville I was invited to go to a talent assessment day and from that I was accepted into the Talent Program of the British Shooting Paralympic Program. Having been selected has encouraged me and made me more enthusiastic than ever.

As you can see all of these costs add up considerably so only being able to work part time and on a limited income this is going to be impossible to achieve without help.

My goal is simple, I plan on being the best I can be, I am sure with my hard work and your support I can fulfill my dream

If you can afford to, please donate as every little bit will help but if not just sharing my page will help me massively.


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Richard Bray 
Wimborne, South West England, United Kingdom
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