The Canterbury Paralympians Alumni Fund was developed by Paralympians who wanted to support young and developing ParaFed Canterbury athletes.
Canterbury Paralympians have the opportunity to put their annual membership fee of $40 (and any additional donations) towards the Alumni Fund, which helps support the Para athletes of the future, along with keeping them involved with the organisation.
As the fund accumulated, a scholarship was developed and is awarded each year to a deserving ParaFed Canterbury athlete.
Contributers - Steve Bayley, Paul Britnell, Dave Collie, Evan Clulee, Anthea Dixon, Mark Inglis, Ben Lucas, Jeremy Morriss, Hadleigh Pierson, Matt Slade, Colin Willis.
In 2023, the fund awarded a $300 scholarship to Millie Long who is a promising young swimmer. She is 16 years of age and trains at the Selwyn Swim Club. Millie has competed at local and national events this year.
In 2022, the fund awarded a $300 scholarship to Una Kinajil-Reding who is a promising young track and field athlete. She is 16 years of age and trains at the Papanui Toc H Athletics Club. Una has competed at local and national events and competed in Australia for the first-time this year.
In 2021, the fund awarded a $300 scholarship to Amber Proudfoot who is a promising young Para swimmer. The 14-year-old races for the Aquagym Swim Club and used the funds towards competing at the NZ Short Course Swimming Championships held in Auckland.
Donate to the Canterbury Paralympians Alumni Fund:
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