Bournemouth based Business Telecoms company 4Com catch up with Cameron Dadkhah following a 30 hour, run, row and ride event which raised £4397 to fund a new carbon fibre specially built wheelchair.
Cameron, eighteen years of age, has Cerebral Palsy and hasn’t been able to use his legs to stand or walk since birth. Despite his disabilities he is very ambitious and competitive and has played wheelchair basketball for the Great Britain Junior Squad but now needs a higher specification sporting wheelchair so he has a continuing chance to be selected for the under 23’s Squad. Cameron also has high hopes of becoming a Barrister and is currently studying Law at Southampton University.
“Having this new wheelchair means the world to me.” Said Cameron, adding “It gives me the competitive edge, I am faster and more dynamic around the court. I cannot thank you enough, this will enable me to go the extra distance and hopefully the chance of getting in the U23’s Paralympics squad for 2016”
“When we heard that Cameron needed a new chair to help his chances at being selected for the U23’s GB Squad we were very happy to help out.” Said Dean Cartledge, Telemarketing Director at 4Com. “His story is one of courage, attainment and independence and one that can’t be ignored, we want to see him win a gold at the next Paralympic games in Rio in 2016.”
About Wessex Varity Club
Brought here by movie moguls from the USA and inaugurated in the UK in 1949 (as The Variety Club of Great Britain), Variety was one of the UK’s first charities to be founded especially for children and young people. We believe that all children should have an equal opportunity to reach their potential, regardless of their circumstances. All our programmes are designed to help less fortunate children to achieve precisely that. Whom we help and how… We improve those young lives by providing practical help (such as Sunshine Coaches, wheelchairs and specialist equipment) and memorable childhood experiences. Our practical help makes an immediate difference. It means that children have fewer bad days and more great days. With independence, freedom and dignity they are able make the most of their childhood. We play a key role in building the self-esteem of children who are disadvantaged and in making them the people who they become.
The international world of Variety
We are part of Variety International, a global charity with three core initiatives: Freedom, Future and Caring. These themes are reflected in our UK programmes. How we’re organised… There is a board of trustees responsible for the direction and governance of the charity. Trustees are recruited from the membership of Variety, the Children’s Charity. Members are known as Barkers. There are currently 392 under the leadership of the Chief Barker. The Chief Barker is elected annually, usually for a period of one year. A management team operates under the direction of the Chief Barker and is known as the Crew. The charity’s services are delivered by a combination of committees, staff members and volunteers. Fundraising is similarly structured. We have many celebrity supporters. Not surprising for a charity whose roots are so firmly in the entertainment industry! Charity no 209259 (England & Wales) Charity no SCO38505 (Scotland) https://www.variety.org.uk/