Project Development Officer

Myles Sketchley

We would like to introduce you to our Project Development Officer, Myles Sketchley. Myles is a full-time wheelchair user with Cerebral Palsy and Scoliosis. He first joined our charity when he was around 6 years old, at 13 years old, Myles jumped into the role of Youth Ambassador. At 19 years old, Myles joined our team as an Intern and now at 21 years old, Myles is a crucial part of our working team.

Myles has accomplished so many incredible things in his life; he is a WellChild Winner, the recipient of The Prime Ministers Point of Lights Award, he has achieved his Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award, National Diversity Awards Winner for Disability and Myles was the first in his county to receive funding for an online internship from home with his Personal Assistant, Rachel State.

Whilst achieving all of these things, Myles has continued to blog and vlog his travels, discovering places that are wheelchair accessible in the UK and further afield, Myles has his own website where he collates all his findings to share with other wheelchair users to relieve some anxiety of travelling to new places. If you would like to view it for yourself, the link will be at the bottom of the page.

Myles’ role with Strongbones is continually evolving, what started with ‘Myles Sketchley’s Bravery Award’, progressed to more responsibility of looking for venues and entertainment for our annual inclusive family day and now to co-ordinating applications, sourcing and trialling new equipment and virtually attending weekly meetings with the Strongbones Team.

We are honoured and privileged to have Myles as part of our team.