The charity, founded in 1989 by David Heard, aims to encourage and inspire people with conditions such as spinal cord injury, stroke and multiple sclerosis through a range of events including scuba diving, sailing, archery, angling, abseiling, quadbiking, gliding, golf, canoeing, clay pigeon shooting, go-karting, land-yachting, martial arts and wheelchair tennis.
David Heard, Chief Executive of Sportability, commented: "Sportability is not about creating elite sportsmen and women. It's about trying something new and different, putting the adrenaline rush - the 'buzz' - back into a life corralled by the wheelchair, taking the 'dis' out of disability and focusing on ability. To inspire the thought, "If I can do this, what else can I achieve?"
He continued: "None of this would be possible without the help of many sincere and committed people. And our sponsors are an essential support system for the charity. Without them we simply couldn't provide the programmes that help paralysed people to turn back on to a life worth living."
The announcement of Signwaves as a Signature Sponsor follows the company's long-standing support of Sportability over the last 10 years, which includes the provision of signs and banners for the charity's offices and events, a Christmas Card appeal and various other activities including a sponsored staff parachute jump and 'Three Peaks' mountaineering challenge.
Mark Ford, co-founder and CEO of Signwaves, commented: "Having been introduced to Sportability by the local fund raising work of Glyn Bishop, I was immediately captivated and inspired by Sportability's work and the stories of individuals whose lives had been shattered by spinal injury, the process of rebuilding their lives and how rehabilitation through sport and outdoor activities can make such a difference. We are delighted to have played a part in supporting Sportability's extremely valuable work and we look forward to continuing to do so in the future."
Anyone interested in finding out further information on Sportability and its calendar of events should visit www.sportability.org.uk.
For further information about Signwaves, visit the website www.signwavesgroup.com