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Paralympians Burdekin, McCarroll and Phillipson retire from wheelchair tennis

Six months on from the most successful Paralympics ever for Great Britain’s wheelchair tennis team, Jamie Burdekin, Marc McCarroll and David Phillipson – three of the players who represented ParalympicsGB in Rio – are retiring from the elite level of the sport. The trio depart from the Tennis Foundation Wheelchair Tennis World Class Programme after glittering careers that saw all ... Read More »

Guide Dog owner Lora is an inspiration

Guide dog owner and Paralympic cyclist Lora Fachie is a finalist for the upcoming Guide Dogs Annual Awards, taking place on 17 May at the Hurlingham Club in London. Lora has been nominated for the Inspirational Guide Dog Owner Award, chosen by viewers of ITV’s This Morning. The award-winning live magazine show will present films of the three finalists in ... Read More »

Wings For Life world run returns to Cambridge

Register to take part in the world’s largest synchronised race 7 May 2017  Returning for the fourth year, Wings for Life World Run, a unique synchronised charity race brings together runners of all levels around the world to run simultaneously, no matter what time it is in their location. Whether you think you can run 2km or 88km, Wings for ... Read More »

Rehabilitation….and beyond

In 2012, Brandon Beack was an incredibly active and talented teenager. In addition to showing real talent in music and dancing, Brandon was a highly aspirational gymnast, competing for Western Province in the South African championships. His sights were firmly set on selection for the Junior Olympics and he was training for four hours, six days a week. However, a ... Read More »

British Team announced for first ever International Blind Tennis Tournament

Six tennis players have been selected for the Great Britain team to contest the International Blind Tennis Tournament in Spain next month, becoming the first ever visually impaired players to represent the nation on the international stage. The team will be managed by the Tennis Foundation, Great Britain’s leading tennis charity, and will travel to Alfaz del Pí on the ... Read More »

Typhoo and EFDS tea-m up in 2017 to support disabled athletes

Typhoo and the national charity the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) have teamed up again in 2017 to provide disabled athletes with more sporting opportunities to compete across England. It will be the third year that Typhoo will add an extra ‘OO’ to the National Junior Athletics Championships and nine regional qualifiers, aiming to increase the number of disabled ... Read More »

Inclusive dance company receives backing from The Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund

Around 10.7 million people watch the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing There are 11.2 million disabled people in the UK (that’s 1 in 5 of us) Wheelchair Latin and Ballroom dance is recognised by the International Paralympic Committee and disabled and non-disabled couples compete together around the world. Why in a city of 8.7 million people, isn’t there a single place ... Read More »

Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training awareness week

Over three years, more than 7,000 people have benefitted from Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training. As a result, tens of thousands of disabled people are leading a more active lifestyle. The programme is reaching its final six months of this funding cycle and the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) is using an awareness week to celebrate the successes so far. ... Read More »

British Special Olympics: Jennifer Lee and Meg McFarlane

Filmed by: Pablo Martínez Dorado The story of Jennifer Lee and Meg McFarlane. Both are figure skaters at the British Special Olympics delegation and are competing in the 2017 games. Both girls parents were told that their daughters had little chance of walking, but now they are top figure skaters both competing to win medals for Special Olympics Great Britain. ... Read More »

Harry Hall hi-viz finds a new role helping Gartmore Riding School

A BHS-approved riding school near Walsall is using Harry Hall hi-viz KIT to help teach riders with visual impairments and other disabilities. Gartmore Riding School has worked with Birmingham’s Priestley Smith School for the visually impaired for four years. When they came across Harry Hall’s Safety First range — some of which has integrated lights as well as hiviz and ... Read More »

Twin sisters skate to Special Olympics success for the US

by Pablo Martinez Dorado, AIPS Young Reporter, Spain GRAZ, March 21, 2017 – As a child, Sharita Taylor, now 26, was diagnosed with autism and had little chance of walking normally, let alone find success in sport. However, instead of giving up and with the support of her family, she and twin sister Shaye discovered a passion when they were ... Read More »

Healthy Athletes: 20 years providing free medical treatment at Special Olympics

by Pablo Martinez Dorado, AIPS Young Reporter, Spain Sometimes, when athletes are competing in major events such as the Special Olympics, basics such as proper medical treatment in their home countries are taken for granted. However, this can be a difficult challenge in areas where incomes are modest or visiting a doctor regularly is not a priority. More than 200m ... Read More »