Barry McGeachy, Cricket Scotland’s national disability officer, will join 12 other national Lord’s Taverners Super 1s staff to take part in a fundraising challenge throughout October.
Running, cycling or swimming 100km each to raise money for the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, the plan is to cover the distance between Lord’s Taverners most southern (Plymouth, Devon) and most northern (Tain, Highlands) Super 1s hubs and collectively reach a total of 1,084.7km.
Commenting on the Super 1s Hub to Hub challenge, Barry said: “The last few months have been hard for all of us, but the impact that COVID-19 has had on disabled people is huge.
“The lack of social interaction, inability to access facilities and increased mental health issues are things that effect disabled people disproportionately at all times, but have been heightened over the last 6 months. The Super 1s program is a great program that helps negate some of these issues by providing a fun social environment while helping the individuals gain self-confidence, learn new skills and have more independence.
“These Hubs have very much become part of their lives, weekly routines and at each session all of us Lord’s Taverners Super 1s Officers see the joy it brings to each participant, so we felt in these uncertain financial times that we could do our bit to help keep the hundreds of Hubs across the UK going.
“With many areas not having their usual facilities open and having to look elsewhere they are facing higher facility hire costs.”
Cricket Scotland wishes Barry every success for his fundraising efforts and will be following his journey on social media.