Help us raise £40,000 for disabled children…    

The Stephen Harrison Academy [SHA] is a forward thinking, social enterprise based in Sheffield. We provide snooker skills coaching for disadvantaged youngsters, especially those with physical and learning disabilities. We have been successfully operating for ten years and helped hundreds of young people to learn the sport, significantly boosted confidence and taught good group behaviour and social skills. My Father, Ray Harrison, was the 1985 Paraplegic World Snooker Champion. His ideas and initiatives were the inspiration for me to develop The Academy. I am carrying on his legacy of growing the sport at grassroots level, encouraging disabled people to get involved in a sport which only requires a cue and the ability to access a snooker venue. He believed that being part of a sporting group was not only a leveller, but also a unifier and I am of the same belief. The Academy already stages The National Junior Disability Snooker Championship and offers many training sessions both during term-time and school holiday periods for disabled youngsters. All the young people are ably cared for, I played snooker professionally for a number of years and am aided by a group of well trained staff. We have increasing requests from young people wanting to join our group. We would like to accommodate them, but are unable to do so due to a lack of space. We need a bigger ground floor facility, we need to expand. Our funds have been cut during this time of austerity so we are reaching out to people, asking for contributions that will help us to continue with our activities. The sessions for vulnerable youngsters is greatly appreciated by both children and parents. Taking part in sporting sessions and enjoying the social scene transforms lives. Please help us continue with our valuable work.


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