Snapshot: On the ball

Andy Blake, the captain of the Great Britain wheelchair basketball team, battles Alex Galvez, his opposite number from the Guatemalan team, for possession during a match in Aylesbury last week to promote the launch of World Emergency Relief's Wheels of Change campaign. The event, which marked the UN International Day for Disabled People, aimed to publicise disabled people's poor quality of life in developing countries. Wheels of Change will use direct mail campaigns next year to maintain the funding for projects such as Transitions, an initiative Galvez set up to provide medical care, wheelchair equipment and training for disabled people in Guatemala. The basketball player lost the use of his legs at the age of 14 after he was shot during a gun battle between two rival gangs in his home town of Antigua. The local healthcare facilities were so poor that he would have died had he not been transferred to a US hospital.

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