Paralympic athlete needs urgent financial assistance

Sharlien Tjambari

Bradley Delron Murere, a young paralym-pics athlete and learner at the Namib High School in Swakopmund, was selected to compete in the Paris-World Para Athletics Grant Prix in France. The competition is at the end of August.

Due to financial difficulties however, Murere might not be able to compete. He is in desperate need of N$36 000 to make his dream come true of competing in France.
The money he needs will be for travel costs, competition entry fees, a visa, sport insurance and transport to and from the competition venue.
Murere, who lost his arm after a motor vehicle accident at the age of 12, is a force to be reckoned with in Paralympics Sport. He is already making headlines against his senior competitors. He participates in the class of T46 (single below or above the elbow amputation) in the 100m and 200m events.
In 2018 he won a bronze medal in the 100m and a silver in the 200m IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Berlin. In the same year he scooped up two gold medals in the 100m and 200m at the SASAPD Nedbank Championships in South Africa.
This year Bradley won gold medals in the 100m and 200m at the Para National Championship at Stellenbosch in South Africa.
The Handisport Open Paris-World Para Athletics Grant Prix in Paris will give Bradley an opportunity to qualify for the World Championship that will be hosted in Dubai in November. Also, an opportunity to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Games.
Murere’s aunt Petronella (Murere) /Uiras is very excited about the prospects of her nephew’s participation in Paris. Financial difficulty can put an end to this dream, she explained.
/Uiras urged the coastal communities to come to her nephew’s aid. “We need the community and businesses to help Bradley. As a family we are unable to raise all the funds that is needed. He is looking forward to the games and is well-prepared to participate, but we just do not know how to get him there”, she explained.
“We already requested assistance from the Namibia National Paralympics Committee, but they are unable to help” /Uiras added.
Anyone that would like to assist can contact the family or deposit funds into his [Bradley’s personal bank account. The account name: Bradley Delron Murere, First National Bank, Swakopmund Branch. Account number is 62232907115.
Pictured: Bradley Murere (middle) gunning for first place at the SASAPD competition.

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