25th May, 2020

Wheelchair basket ball club bags lottery grant

Ian Hughes 2nd Sep, 2018

BEARS Wheelchair Basketball Club in Stratford has been awarded almost £9,000 to run a series of wheelchair basketball taster sessions for disabled young people.

The National Lottery grant will fund sessions offering a chance for participants to meet other young people and enjoy a new activity.

Head Coach Tom Masterson said: “This is very welcome news and will make a real difference to local children and young people with disabilities.

“Thanks to National Lottery players, we will be able to raise awareness of this fun and fantastic sport, with the aim of developing their skills, helping them to meet others and build their confidence and self-esteem. We can’t wait to show people how exciting disability sport can be.”

Heart of England Mencap in Stratford will receive almost £10,000 to set up an accessible cafe for people with learning or physical disabilities, as well as the wider community.

It will provide a safe place for people to socialise and make new friends. Opportunities to develop cookery and communication skills will also be offered, helping people to build their confidence and move closer to employment.

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