New sports club for people with learning disabilities to launch in Plymouth
23 Jan 2012
sported. are pleased to announce that through ongoing one-to-one
business support and a grant of £5,870 from the charity, Special
Olympics Plymouth and District will officially launch their new
sports club for people with learning disabilities on Wednesday 28th
September 2011, at 7pm, at the Plymouth YMCA Kitto Centre.
With the support of sported. Mentor Hannah Colston, the clubs
volunteers have produced a three year development plan that
outlines Special Olympics Plymouth and Districts long term vision
of creating sustainable sports opportunities and a means of
accessing competition for people with learning disabilities.
sported., play the role of business angels supporting voluntary
and community sports groups and are dedicated to sport for
development projects across the UK. The charity offers capacity
building support and funding to voluntary and community sector
projects which run activities for young people aged 11-25.
Special Olympics Plymouth and District are awaiting news of an
additional application for funding for £4,500 from Sport England,
that Hannah assisted them in writing as part of her mentoring role.
If successful this will be used to help fund new sports equipment
for the club.
Julian Wills, sported. Regional Manager South West said "This is
a fantastic project, that will create sporting opportunities for
young people with learning disabilities in Plymouth and the
surrounding communities. Hannah has worked extremely hard mentoring
the enthusiastic team of volunteers at Special Olympics Plymouth
and District, and helping them to achieve their dream of launching
thi s club"