In Funding Stories, Physical & mental health, wellbeing & safety

Project: Feel Inspired junior and primary sports camps for disabled children and young people
Grant: £3,000
Fund: Kop Hill Climb

On Thursday 14th February, our Community Development Advisor Mahuya attended one of WheelPower’s sports camps for disabled children and young people at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium in Aylesbury. Heart of Bucks supported WheelPower to host this event with a grant from our Kop Hill Climb fund in December 2018.

Nearly 200 local and national school children attended the primary and junior sports camps which took place over the two days on February 13th and 14th at the Stoke Mandeville stadium.

During Mahuya’s visit 95 young people were taking part in a range of chosen activities, including wheelchair basketball, badminton, archery, fencing, cricket, table tennis and shooting. There were also 50 volunteers at the event who were very busy ensuring all the activities ran smoothly and helping the young people take part.

Commenting on the event Mahuya said:

It was my privilege to meet Paralympian Alan Sheriff at the event and observe him demonstrating fencing skills to a group of girls. Someone like him can motivate the younger generation to be more active regardless of his or her physical and mental ability. Participation in sports can transform lives for disabled children and adults and WheelPower is providing the right platform for them.