Top jockeys and leading event riders switch to pedal power in a charity polo match to raise money for INSPIRE, the Salisbury based medical research charity that helps to improve the quality of life of people with spinal cord injuries.
People can now buy tickets from INSPIRE to see Jockeys Richard Johnson, Carl Llewellyn, Chris Maude and Tony McCoy take on eventers Zara Phillips, William Fox-Pitt and Clayton and Lucinda Fredericks in a game of polo, during which one chukka will be on bicycles, at the Tidworth Polo Ground on 14th July 2001.
In addition there will be an international match between the Combined Services and a team from the USA culminating in the annual match between the Army and the Royal Navy, the latter traditionally captained by HRH the Prince of Wales.
Robert Morgan, Director of INSPIRE said âThis is a wonderful day out in a beautiful part of the English countryside. It is also an ideal opportunity for visitors to raise money for medical research by booking a ticket through INSPIRE. For £25, we can offer people a sumptuous lunch and a free car pass, or if they prefer to bring a picnic we can give them a car pass for £10. The pass will £15 on the day.
Some of the work currently being funded by INSPIRE.
1. INSPIRE HAS TO DATE FUNDED 16 FREE HAND SYSTEMS WHICH GIVES CERTAIN TETRAPLEGEICS THE ABILITY TO OPEN AND CLOSE A HAND, BEING ABLE TO HOLD A PEN OR OPEN A DOOR IS A HUGE STEP FORWARD FROM ALMOST TOTAL IMMOBILITY.
2. ELECTRICAL STIMULATION OF UNUSED MUSCLES TO HELP WITH CIRCULATION, REDUCE PRESSURE SORES AND BUILD UP MUSCLES PARTICULARLY IN THE STOMACH AREA.
3. THE CYCLING PROJECT, ANOTHER MUSCLE BUILD UP SYSTEM BUT GIVING A DEGREE OF INDEPENDENCE.
4. âTHE SALISBURY CUSHIONâ TO AID POSTURE, COMFORT AND PUSHING EFFICIENCY IN A WHEELCHAIR
For more details please contact:
The INSPIRE Foundation
Spinal Treatment Centre
Salisbury District Hospital
Tel: 01722-336262 Ext 2465