Help for Heroes enables seven athletes to experience a Paralympic Games as part of the Paralympic Inspiration Programme

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Help for Heroes are supporting seven military athletes to enable them to be part of the British Paralympic Association’s (BPA) Paralympic Inspiration Programme (PiP), attending the Rio Summer Paralympic Games in September.

The Programme is formed of 21 athletes across 13 Paralympic sports and was first launched in London 2012, providing athletes and coaching staff with an experience of several days at a Paralympic Games. It aims to provide developing athletes with knowledge that will prepare them for a future Games experience as a selected athlete, as well as inspire and excite potential future Paralympians in their ambitions.

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Help for Heroes are thrilled to have the opportunity for a cohort of wounded, injured and sick military personnel and veterans, who are currently participating in disability sport, to be part of the Paralympic Inspiration Programme – the third time that wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women have been included in the BPA’s Programme.

The military cohort will be joined by civilian athletes who have been supported by the Cadbury’s Foundation.

The Programme forms part of the existing BPA and Help for Heroes partnership which aims to support military athletes into sports pathways and is based on a shared belief in the power of recovery through sports.

Thank you to The Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights for contributing towards the military athletes on the Programme. 

Steve Gill

Born: Cosby, Leicester Lives: Cosby, Leicester

Nikki Paterson

Born: Manchester Lives: Nottingham

Steve Arnold

Born: Rinten, Germany Lives: Shipton Bellinger, Wiltshire

Steven Crowley

Born: Barking, London Lives: Exeter, Devon

Vinod Budhathoki

Born: Nepal Lives: Maidstone, Kent

Stuart Robinson

Born: Lancaster, Lancashire Lives: Morcambe, Lancashire

Cpl Luke Reeson (serving)

Born: Bath, Somerset