Communications News: Aspire gets MP into wheelchair contest

Aspire, the charity that supports people with spinal cord injuries, persuaded an able-bodied MP to take to a wheelchair last Friday for a wheelchair basketball competition to promote Spinal Injuries Awareness Day.

Transport Under-secretary Tony McNulty, whose ministerial duties include mobility and inclusion issues, played with students at Harrow Tuition College in London.

Chief executive Brian Carlin said: "We hope today's game will help people to understand that although spinal cord injury is traumatic and life-changing, there can be a fully active life ahead."

Carlin said' he hoped McNulty's presence would influence fellow MPs to support transport access.

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