House of Lords Launch for Wheelchair Rugby Campaign

Gemma Lumsdaine

Angus-based athlete Gemma Lumsdaine travelled to Westminster last week to address guests at the House of Lords in an event to launch “Supporting Tomorrows Superstars”, a campaign which is raising money to buy a new wheelchair rugby chair for each wheelchair rugby club across the UK and Ireland.

The campaign is run by children’s rugby charity Wooden Spoon, and Gemma, who plays wheelchair rugby, spoke about the benefits of disability sport in general. Gemma also outlined how wheelchair rugby in particular has helped her as it is geared towards athletes impaired in both upper and lower limbs.

Gemma described giving the speech at the House of Lords as nerve-wracking but ensured she made the most of the opportunity to promote disability sport to the audience which included sportsmen, dignitaries, charity funders and ex-Paralympians.