Special Olympics Sheffield 7th - 12th August 2017

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It's the largest sports event to take place in Britain for people with a learning disability. The Games gives athletes with a learning disability the opportunity to achieve and to demonstrate their abilities to the community. The Games welcome over 5,000 family members and friends to the stands to cheer on and celebrate the athletes.This would be a fantastic opportunity for 12 of our members, who are keen to watch their peers take part in accessible sporting activities.

How the funding will be spent

Please help us raise £750 to support 12 local people with learning disabilities and their support workers take an overnight trip to watch the Special Olympics in Sheffield in August 2017. Whilst some of our members do work they have very low incomes, many of our members live below the poverty line and so Keynsham and District Mencap Society offer a service which would be inaccessible to most.

How this will benefit the community

Our members committee put the idea for the Special Olympics trip forward as a suggestion, as we have 3 sports clubs including our own Boccia team, a trip like this would encourage our members to think about healthy living and exercise, it is an incredibly important part of the charity activity; educating members on the importance of looking after themselves physically, whilst making it fun and engaging.


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