Our Campaign Story

ends 31 Dec 2022, 11:59 PM

Support Tay Wei Ming, our national pride and ex-para-badminton world champion!

Ranked World #9 last year, Tay Wei Ming narrowly missed out on #tokyo2020 by one placing, with only the top-8 qualified for the Games. Wei Ming is now pursuing his #paris2024 #paralympics aspiration as an independent (i.e. self-funded) athlete. What an inspirational demonstration of his self-belief, grit and resilience!

I'm committing myself to journey with Wei Ming in his #roadtoparis2024. Please join me in supporting our #nationalpride by donating (tax deductible) and resharing Wei Ming's fundraising link:
https://lnkd.in/d3w7qBJP

Accolades:
2018 VII Spanish Para-Badminton International: Champion (Men's Singles)

2017 BWF Para-Badminton World Championships Ulsan, Korea: World Champion (Men's Doubles)

2017 FZ Forza Irish Para-Badminton International: Champion (Men's Singles)

2012 Victor 3rd Asian Para-Badminton Championship: 1st Runner-up (Men's Singles)

2009 & 2011 ASEAN Para Games: Gold Medalist (Men's Singles)

About Campaign

Born with a disability called Erb's Palsy, Tay Wei Ming did not let his limitations hinder the pursuit of his dream. Still burning with passion in badminton at the age of 33, Wei Ming is a Singaporean Para-Shuttler on a mission to compete at the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. During this journey, Wei Ming hopes to become an inspiration to the people around him and show that nothing is impossible when you are "Unbreakable".

As Wei Ming aims to compete at the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, he will have to push up and maintain his world ranking during this period of 2 years. Hence, Wei Ming is raising funds to cover for his overseas competitions in order to accumulate ranking points by participating in various international competitions. This is to ensure that Wei Ming is as best prepared as possible to secure that spot.

Just as how we all face different challenges in our lives, being a full time independent athlete has not been an easy road for Wei Ming financially. Therefore, as he continues to grind with positivity on this challenging yet exhilarating journey, Wei Ming humbly implores for your help and seeks your support. With Wei Ming's determination and perseverance to fulfil his Paralympic dream, he will be making every single day count to achieve his goal. Wei Ming welcomes you to support his journey.

Donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar under the One Team Singapore Fund (OTSF).

About The Charity

The SDSC is the national sports body for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), founded in 1973. It aims to transform the lives of PWDs through sport as a form of rehabilitative therapy, and means to realise their potential. Besides providing platforms for learning sport, SDSC trains talents to represent Singapore at regional and international competitions. Our success stories include Jason Chee, former para table tennis player and ASEAN Para Games gold medalist, and Yip Pin Xiu, Singapore's first Paralympic gold medallist. SDSC depends on the kind and generous contributions of corporate sponsors and members of the public to advance its cause.

SDSC aspires to provide the disabled with opportunities to train, participate and excel in sports for local, regional and international competitions; to enhance the lifestyles of the disabled and integrate them into the community through recreational sports and activities; and to increase public awareness of and promote widespread support for the sporting and recreational needs of the disabled community in Singapore.

SUPPORTED CAUSES
Disability
Sports