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Funding relieved yoga group’s money worries

Funding relieved yoga group’s money worries

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YOGA teacher Mary Madhavi broke her back in a car accident nearly 40 years ago and was told she would never walk again.

But, after defying doctors’ predictions, she now teaches yoga to people with various levels of disability at venues around the city, including Sbectrwm community centre in Fairwater.

Last year, Yoga Mobility was awarded £1,000 from the Comic Relief Red Nose Day Community Cash grants in association with the Echo to spend on specialist mats, venue hire and advertising.

After the success of the 2010 grants, we have teamed up again to give away grants from £500 up to £1,000 to small organisations doing fantastic work to help others in their communities.

Any group – including parent or toddler, community festival, youth or pensioner, sporting or self-help – that needs a bit of extra cash to continue its good work could benefit.

To be eligible, a group must be working in Cardiff and the South Wales Valleys and have an income of less than £50,000.

“They said I would never use my legs again because the nerves in my back were badly damaged,” said Mary.

“I started to teach because I was disabled and there was no access to exercise for people in my situation.”

Yoga Mobility classes are for people with any type of disability, including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, arthritis and those with learning disabilities.

“Yoga Mobility was set up about four years ago but I’ve been teaching for years,” added Mary.

“We need the help of funding like this.

“We teach around 60 people a week and we would have been left hanging if we hadn’t got this money, but we still need a lot of help.”

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