Lincolnshire Man, Daniel Parker, Looks to Pigeon Racing Following Tragic Motocross Accident
This week, we wanted to share the incredible story from our client, the Royal Pigeon Racing Association (RPRA), about Lincolnshire man, Daniel Parker. The RPRA is supporting Stamford based pigeon enthusiast, Daniel, following his tragic Motocross accident at the beginning of 2019.
Daniel is a 23 year old pigeon-fancier who has kept birds his whole life, a love he has inherited from his dad. After the motocross accident caused him to tragically become paralysed, Daniel’s love of pigeon racing has kept him positive about the future and he is determined to live life to the fullest. The RPRA will be helping to raise funds for new equipment for Daniel, so he can continue to enjoy the sport he loves and is passionate about.
Proceeds raised from this year’s British Homing World Show, an annual event held in Blackpool which is the largest gathering of pigeon fanciers, have been donated to the funding of a new pigeon loft for Daniel. The new loft will be adapted to make access easier for Daniel and contain an automated nest cleaning box.
It was at the age of 12 that Daniel first decided to keep pigeons. Daniel brought 20 Birmingham Roller pigeons after visiting a local farmer’s market in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. When he returned that day, Daniel converted an old shed into a loft and made it suitable for the birds. A few years after buying the Birmingham rollers, his family and friends who took part in pigeon racing gave him a selection of young racing pigeons. The following year, he decided to join the racing community. Once Daniel took part in his first pigeon race and came third place, he instantly fell in love with the sport and was hooked.
During the motocross accident, Daniel damaged his T4, T5 and T6 vertebrae and as a result of this damage, Daniel has no movement or sensation from the stomach down.
Since the accident, the pigeon racing community has rallied around Daniel and continues to offer support. Daniel is a huge inspiration to everyone at Voice and our client RPRA and we hope he raises all the funds needed for the new loft.