Paul Orford is the founder and owner of West5web who provide website design and maintenance services throughout Brighton, London and the UK
Raising money for disabled people living in West London
A good fiend of our's here at West5web is soon to be dipping his toes (and presumably the rest of his body) into Fulham Swimming Pools next Sunday (20th October 23013) and swimming up to 2 miles to raise money for services for disabled people living in West London. He continues to be an inspiration to all who meet him and we wish him the very best next Sunday.
I will be throwing myself in at the deep end at Fulham Pools next Sunday and swimming up to 2 miles to raise money for services for disabled people living in West London. The last two years have certainly been an unpredictable time for disabled people with changes in legislation affecting both housing and employment, bringing uncertainty for some, yet opportunities for others. It’s a challenging period for all of us and I appreciate money is tight. However I’m doing this for those who really are vulnerable and require our support. For your information if you were not aware, I’ve lived with MS for all of my adult life, I don’t expect any quarter and give none in return in trying to better the lives of those people who have not been as fortunate as the rest of us.
I hope this message can inspire you to forward a few pennies to the attached link but in anticipation of your generosity I have written you a poem. It’s somewhat John Cooper Clarke and is somewhat in your face but then so is disability and sometimes the misinformation that surrounds it.
HAFAD Community Fundraiser.
Lying, Thieving, Bastard
I'm an LTB; What's that mean to me?
Lying, thieving, bastard: No sympathy.
Spit in my face!.You utter disgrace!
Can't you see? Your more impaired than me.
Sit and shift, pass the blame
shuffle papers, what's the aim?
Cast aspersions; Frame the weak
Look at me, you god damn freak!
Bold and brash, you bark today
But come the storm, you'd shy away.
Nothing more than an evil claw
My father beat, your type before.
Hear me now, behold this news
I'll live my life, its mine to choose
To earn the coin and feel the pain
clear thy head! I'm not a drain.
So when you see me, in my chair
then doubt me not, if you dare.
I've done my bit, I've paid the price
Respect when due; Hates not nice.
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