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Deloitte is a long-term supporter of the British Paralympic Association (BPA) and of disability sport. Between 2008 and 2012 Deloitte was the official professional services provider to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and partnered with the BPA to deliver their Deloitte Disability Sport programme. Deloitte Disability Sport was the largest programme of its kind in the UK and Deloitte Parasport was one element of it – to support getting more people participating, performing and on the podium.
Deloitte and the BPA created Deloitte Parasport in 2007. At that time, it was clear that one of the major potential obstacles to future British success in Paralympic sport was the number of people who were playing disability sport at grassroots level. The BPA and Deloitte also wanted to encourage a more active disability sport community. To support these ambitions, Deloitte Parasport aimed to provide a way for people to see what disability sports were available to them and where they could play and today continues to be regarded as the ‘yellow pages’ for disability sport.
Through Deloitte Ride Across Britain, an annual ‘end to end’ cycling challenge over £1.5m has been raised for the BPA to help send the best prepared team to the Games. Deloitte have continued this commitment through to Rio 2016 and excited about building on the success of London 2012.
Deloitte’s involvement with disability sport is absolutely integral to the way they think about their business and the role they feel they should be playing in wider society. Deloitte wanted a partnership that supported skills development and commitment to sport at both grassroots and elite levels, reflecting the passion of Deloitte people for sport and high achievement.
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