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Gilchrist’s sixes to help disabled kids

Published: Thursday, April 23, 2009, 14:12 [IST]
 
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Gilchrist set to hit  sixes for charity

Calcutta: The Deccan Charger"s captain Adam Gilchrist will be aiming to hit 25 sixes in the ongoing Indian Premier League to help fund 25 modified bikes for children with disabilities. Each time Gilchrist sends the ball over the ropes, a child with disabilities will receive the 'gift of wheels" with a modified bike through Amway"s Freedom Wheels programme, which Amway runs in partnership with the Technical Aid to the Disabled (TAD).

“As a father of three kids, I know how much fun riding a bike can be for a child. Now, every six I hit means a smile on a child"s face," Gilchrist said. “I want to clear the boundary as often as I can," he added.

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TAD and Amway spokesperson Michial Coldwell said, "We are delighted to partner with Adam Gilchrist. Adam is one of Australia's greatest cricketers and a great guy as well. His support for Freedom Wheels and charities in general is highly commendable."

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