Our Centre is very fortunate to have been allocated Poli Patterson as a volunteer Physical Activity Advisor for Specialised Ability Centre Manchester & LimbPower.
MPUA are working with LimbPower and Poli to ensure their activities receive maximum publicity through MPUA’s various channels of communication, both online and in our printed newsletters.
Here is Poli’s story to date and be inspired:
“I am a left above-knee-amputee. Having battled with serious issues for over 20 years, I finally had my leg amputated in August 2015. I am incredibly thankful to the amazing rehabilitation team at the Specialised Ability Centre Manchester (SACM), as I am now getting back to participating in some of the sports that my old leg and my doctors had previously stopped me doing.
Over the years, I have found that exercise was so important for me with my disability. I now volunteer with the national charity – LimbPower, as a Volunteer Activity Advisor at the SACM.
I am amazed at the many sports and activity clubs that I have found, which all have designated funding, just waiting for people with disabilities to give them a try!
I have as my goal – to enlighten all the users of our Centre about the opportunities available to them, so more users can participate in physical activities…”