We are delighted to have the support of Paralympian Ben Quilter for our work empowering deafblind people to get involved with sport to increase their wellbeing.
Ben boasts an impressive Judo career, with over 15 years’ international competition experience and eight World and European medals, under his belt so far. Ben proudly represented Paralympics GB in Beijing 2008 finishing fifth and in London 2012 where he won bronze in impressive style bravely overcoming the odds following rupturing two ligaments just seven weeks before competing!
Ben now is an ambassador for a number of charities and organisations and is a well-known name in the world of motivational speaking. At the age of ten Ben was diagnosed with a rare genetic sight condition called Stargardts disease. The condition left him with a slow degenerative sight loss. Today he has no central vision and can only see peripherally.
"I'm really delighted to lend my support to Sense and their work to get deafblind people experiencing sport. I love that Sense are supporting so many deafblind adults to get out and about and experience sport and leisure activities that other people take for granted including sailing, swimming, ice-skating and rock climbing. My own experience has shown me just how much sport and living an active lifestyle can give people - not just keeping fit, but also helping with mental well-being and helping give people that sense of achievement and challenge that we all deserve."
To find out more about him you can visit the Ben Quilter website.
First published: Monday 2 September 2013
Updated: Tuesday 22 December 2015