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Over 300 disabled people, their family and friends joined us at Westway Sports Centre for another successful Summer Festival
On Friday 26th July, disabled people from across London joined us for a day filled with amazing activities. Our Summer Festival aims to inspire disabled people to be active, try new sports, meet friends and discover other opportunities our partners provide.
Participants got to enjoy 22 inclusive sports including Archery, Virtual Reality, Cycling, Wheelchair Rugby, Tennis and more. Our delivery partners showcased just how sport can be adapted for all disabled people.
Not only did our participants enjoy a variety of sports, they got the chance to be creative in our brand new ‘Art Zone’ crafting Community Club Badges! Another of participants commented echoed this: “we really liked the art zone, great idea having it this year”.
A special thanks needs to go to this year’s special guest, Para British Athletics Long Jumper Martina Barber. Martina inspired our participants throughout the day, showing off her very impressive world and European medals before wowing the crowd with her motivational sports journey.
The excitement didn’t end there, we rounded the event off with our Awards Ceremony. The list of awards gets bigger and bigger each year which is all down to the amazing achievements of our Community Club members make throughout the year. Take a look at our photo gallery to see who won what!
A great big well done needs to go to all our staff, coaches, volunteers and delivery partner who made the day possible. We had over 50 volunteers from Pcubed, Hilton and PwC, 60 of our other staff, coaches and volunteers and 17 delivery partners. A big thank you also to Tesco Ladbroke Grove, who kindly provided refreshments for our volunteers, and Irwin Mitchell LLP, who printed our flyers.
The Reaction – read our member’s feedback:
“With a day like this why wouldn’t you want to attend!”
“I liked being here. Enjoyed making new friends”
“Fantastic Day! Got to try new sports”
“We really enjoyed the day, thank you”
“Loved seeing familiar faces”
“Fantastic – staff are friendly”
“The day was fantastic. A range of sports to try and get a taster of. Perfect to meet Paralympian’s and have a chat.”
“DSC is providing the sports for all disabled people to enjoy is very rewarding”
“We have enjoyed another year”
“It’s lovely to see all the coaches doing their thing”
“A wonderful day out”
“Brilliant – thank you for all your hard work”
Summer’s not over – more activities here!
Inclusive Baseball Festival
Date: Friday 9th August
Time: 11am- 2pm
Where: Westway Sports and Fitness Centre, 1 Crowthorne Road, Kensington, W10 6RP
Summer Park Parties
South: 13thAugust, 2pm – 3.30pm, Tooting Bec Common, SW17 8JU
East: 14thAugust, 11am – 12.30pm, Woodbine Place, Wandstead, E11 2RH
West: 16thAugust, 12pm – 2pm, Queens Park, Westminster, NW6 6EN
To register just turn up – £1 entry per person