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The Darcy Ward Foundation

The Darcy Ward Foundation was conceived in August 2015 in the aftermath of the shocking racing accident in Poland that curtailed the career of then 23 year old Australian Speedway Star, Darcy Ward.
Having suffered a severe spinal injury, Ward was left with no lower body sensation and only limited movement from the chest down. He will need constant care and support for the rest of his life.
The speedway community quickly rallied around the young star who was at the very top of his game at the time of the tragedy and within a short period of time benefit meetings, fundraisers and events were hastily arranged across the globe.
Now, in 2016, the Darcy Ward Foundation is itself planning for the future and is creating a unified effort to keep supporting Ward on behalf of his many thousands of fans.
Here in the UK, the efforts continue and the initiatives have already been many fold from young fans undertaking cake sales and sponsored walks to a full scale gala dinner organised by Ward's former team manager Neil Middleditch.
Plans are already underway for further benefit meetings both here and in Poland.
Fund Co-ordinator, Nigel Leahy, says “we are busy putting together future ideas to keep the momentum going. We have already forged links with long term partners such as sponsors Monster Energy and Darcy’s former speedway clubs at Poole and Torun all of whom have already shown outstanding support and we will be looking to formalise links in Sweden and of course, Australia.
Our vision is to provide lifetime support for Darcy and maybe even to grow to such an extent that the DWF will eventually support other deserving causes.
We welcome ideas and initiatives from all over the world where people recognise the tremendous loss to the sport and the life changing effects that the accident has had on Darcy himself. We simply need to keep things moving.
To get in touch please email…
diane@darcywardfoundation.com

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