Brighton and Hove Albion footballers Bruno Saltor and Peter Brezovan took time out from a busy training schedule this week to launch the club’s Christmas raffle which this year will raise funds for Albion in the Community’s disability projects across Sussex.
Jadey Richardson, who plays for AITC’s Premiership powerchair football team, joined the players to help launch the iniatiative. Jadey first benefited from the charity’s disability programme at the age of six, joining one of their many ‘Seagulls Specials’ clubs which offer disabled people the opportunity to take part in sport from a young age.
Through the help of AITC’s education programme, the 21-year-old is also set to complete an NVQ in Sports Leadership which he hopes will give him the chance to get involved in coaching disability sport.
Jadey said: “AITC and the Albion have been a huge part of my life since I was six. Hopefully, the money raised by the raffle will give more people the opportunities in life that I have been lucky to have.”
AITC’s disability programme helps more than 700 disabled people in Sussex take part in sport every year working with people from the age of four up to 60. The charity also runs the popular Gully’s Days Out programme which links up with leisure attractions to provide free supervised days out to hundreds of disabled people and their families.