WheelPower is boosted by game on Hatters’ ground

Players who took part in a fundraising football match for Buckinghamshire-based charity WheelPower were thrilled to play on the hallowed ground of Kenilworth Road – home to Luton Town Football Club.

Several are lifelong Hatters’ fans so it was a double whammy making the journey for such a worthy cause.

Keen footballers from Pure World Energy battled it out against colleagues from national leisure operator 1Life, which manages the leisure facilities at Stoke Mandeville Stadium.

It was a closely fought game that resulted in a 3-0 victory for Pure World Energy and raised £960 for the charity, which organises sports development and provides facilities and equipment for the disabled at Stoke Mandeville Stadium.

The event was arranged by Pure World Energy operations director Steve Bambury who said both companies had worked closely with WheelPower to provide sustainable energy at the stadium.

He added: “We’ve seen first-hand the outstanding support they give to disabled people of all abilities in helping them find a sport they are passionate about.

“We all had an amazing day at Kenilworth Road and knowing that we were raising funds for charity made it even more enjoyable.”

WheelPower CEO Martin McElhatton said: “Currently just 17.2 percent of disabled people play sport compared to 39.3 percent of able-bodied. This donation will provide an introduction to wheelchair sport, enabling them to benefit from leading fitter, more active lives.”