Help tomorrow’s Para-athletes discover their sporting passion
Aussies like Matilda deserve to enjoy the life-changing benefits of sport. You can help make that possible.
Matilda’s Paralympic goals
Matilda was born with spina bifida, a condition which limits her mobility and muscle control. But that hasn’t stopped her from excelling at both archery and swimming and competing in both sports on the national stage. And with the Paralympics in her sights, Matilda is only getting started.
“I love both archery and swimming, and I really want to be a dual Paralympian. It would be a dream come true to make a Paralympic Games. If I hadn’t been to a Paralympics Australia Multi-Sport event, I don’t think I would have discovered how much I love archery. Or how good I am at it. It opened my eyes to a whole new world of opportunities.”
Will you give more people like Matilda the opportunity they deserve to discover their sporting talent and passion – and experience the life-changing benefits of sport?
Paralympics Australia does so much more than help elite Para-athletes realise their sporting dreams.
We are committed to creating a more inclusive society and sharing the benefits of sport with ALL people living with disabilities.
Sadly, Australians like Matilda who live with impairments often face significant barriers when it comes to getting involved in sport. Some need highly specialised and expensive equipment just to race or play. Others need a support person to be able to participate.
Many are simply unaware there is a sport out there that is designed especially for their strengths and abilities. Our job is to change that.
But we need your support to help more Australians living with a disability discover their sporting talent and passion.
Your generous gift today will help fund more Multi-Sport Get Involved Days, so more people like Matilda can find a sport they love and enjoy.
Will you help give promising Para-athletes like Matilda the chance to chase their sporting dreams? Become a regular supporter today.
With national titles in both archery and swimming under her belt – and the backing of her hero Ellie Cole – Matilda has her sights firmly set on representing Australia at the Paralympics. But whatever the future holds, Para-sport has had a powerful and positive impact on her life.
“Sport has given me an opportunity to stay fit and healthy, and to keep the muscles in my legs and back strong so I can keep walking. It’s given me the chance to make lots of great friends and meet other people who have the same disability as me and understand the challenges I face. But most importantly, sport has given me the confidence to try new things and push myself. It gives me hope when I need it most.”
Every Australian deserves the chance to enjoy the benefits of sport, no matter their abilities. Your donation today can help make that possible.
$75 can help cover the cost of Para-sport equipment like Goalball masks.
$150 can help a promising Para-athlete learn from an elite coach.
$300 can help fund a Multi-Sport Get Involved event.
Your Choice can help share the gift of sport with more Para-athletes.
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Is Paralympics Australia an ACNC Registered Charity?
Yes. Paralympics Australia is an ACNC (Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission) Registered Charity and complies with all ACNC regulations. To find out more, please visit the ACNC website.
Where does my donation go?
Your support will give the 20% of Australians with a disability a platform to shine through sports and community programs. It will:
- Change perception – create a more inclusive Australia by normalising disability.
- Educate – through our curriculum-based schools program, educate and inspire Australian school children.
- Innovate – develop better, more innovative equipment so that all participants in Para-sport have every chance to join in and do their best.
- Identify – Identify and develop the next generation of Para-athletes so that they can excel on the world stage.
Can I give a monthly donation?
Yes, regular monthly donations assist Paralympics Australia to provide a platform for the 20% of Australians with a disability to shine through sports and community programs. Donations can be set-up through our website or by contacting our Fundraising team via email.
Will I get a receipt?
Yes, donations over $2 are tax deductible for Australian residents. If you make a one-off donation via our website, a receipt will be emailed to you immediately. If you generously sign up to donate monthly, your receipt will be sent at the end of the financial year.
Who can I contact with a question about donations?
Please call our Fundraising team on +61 2 9704 0500, or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Paralympics Australia Ltd. is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). Eligible tax-deductible donations have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status with the Australian Tax Office.