Power Wheelchair for sport and day

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Raised by 6 people in 15 months
My name is Arthur Lawson and I am a founding member of Lothian Wolves Powerchair Football Club! I am also a volunteer for Cancer research UK. 

Playing football has been a dream of mine and my disability meant that I thought I would never be able to play it.   That was until seven years ago when I was introduced to Powerchair Football.   At that time there were no teams within Scotland and so I set up my own team with friends but that fell apart as we had no support or resources.

In November 2016, Lothian Disability sport announced that they were setting up a team and I became one of the first members to join.   However my current chair i use is getting very old and is failing and I have already had to replace the control bracket.  As the company who made it no longer exists,  it is very hard to get replacement parts and my chair is not really suitable for the game.  

My current chair is failing due to the demands of the game.  The Scottish Powerchair Football Association have advised that I need a chair that is specifically designed for this sport (Strikeforce). The difference with this chair is it has a cooling system built into the motors to prevent them from overheating,  and has a more robust controller bracket which will give me the confidence to play the game without the fear of it impacting my only form of Independent mobility. 

And as both the Strikeforce and the new day powerchair come with significantly large price tags and as my team has few sponsors or fundraisers I have been left with no choice but to attempt to raise the amount myself.  Due to disability benefit being my only income i can not afford to pay for it without help. 

The funding will come in two phases,  phase one is to raise funds for my Strikeforce And stage two is to raise funds for a new day powerchair.   Any left after I pay for my chairs will go back into the club to pay for other players chairs.   

My team Lothian Wolves play in the Scottish Powerchair Football Association(SPFA) Muscular Dystrophy UK(MDUK)  Scottish Championship league where we are currently first.  I play currently as the main goalkeeper and occasional striker so the Strikeforce will help me get to my ultimate goal which is to play for Scotland and ultimately represent my country at the Paralympics.
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Thanks to my first donator im on my way to reaching my goal
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Raised by 6 people in 15 months
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