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People with learning disabilities have their first horse-riding lessons at Aintree

A group of people with learning disabilities and autism have been given the opportunity to go horse-riding for the first time at the country’s most prestigious racecourse. This is the first in a series of events celebrating Aintree’s year-long partnership with Hft, a national charity supporting people with learning disabilities, and Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), whose horses provide ... Read More »

Charity partners with Tottenham Hotspur Foundation to deliver accessible sports sessions

Multi-sports sessions aimed at young people with sight and hearing impairments The national programme is being funded by Sport England, with a focus on London and the West Midlands The multi-sports sessions are a number of activities being run by national disability charity Sense   National disability charity, Sense has partnered with Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, the charitable arm of the ... Read More »

How you can get involved in the London 2017 Athletics

Hottest tickets on sale at Youngsters needed for extra-special volunteering activity The search for our event mascots will commence Exciting schools programme to be announced Plus how to get involved via our Inspiration Programme As clocks around the world pass midnight and the year of 2017 unfolds across the time-zones, global athletics is set for the most memorable of ... Read More »

EFDS marks International Day for Disabled People with new engagement resources

The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) is marking International Day for Disabled People, 3 December 2016, by revealing brand new engagement resources. Building on the success of the inclusive communications animation, EFDS has released its next film for engaging disabled people. Complementing the animation is a collection of free fact sheets that enable organisations to plan, target and deliver ... Read More »

Charity CBM sponsoring Rwandan women’s sitting volleyball team for Rio

As Olympic fever is upon us with Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games, overseas disability charity CBM is very excited to announce their sponsorship of the Rwandan women’s sitting volleyball team. This is ground breaking sponsorship, as it has enabled Rwanda to be the first African country to send a women’s team to the Paralympics. The team of 25 women ... Read More »

Part II of special Rio 2016 preview edition of The Paralympian now available

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has published the second half of its special Rio 2016 edition of The Paralympian. Continuing from the first issue released in March, this latest edition profiles the top athletes contending for gold at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Download your copy at The first issue of the special edition can also be also viewed ... Read More »

Over 170 runners climb 36 floors of London’s Walkie Talkie for charity challenge

On July 17, over 170 people from across the UK climbed London’s famous ‘Walkie Talkie’ skyscraper to raise money to help people with a learning disability get in to the world of work. Runners climbed the 828 steps of the landmark, otherwise known as 20 Fenchurch Street, to reach the exclusive Sky Garden, Europe’s highest roof garden, where they were ... Read More »

Goalball UK dramatically out-performs national participation levels

Disability sport reports three-fold opportunity to ‘transform lives’ since London 2012 New figures from Sports England have shown that the numbers of people exercising at least once week has dropped 0.4% since 2012. In stark contrast to this national downturn, Goalball had seen a 325% surge in participation since the London Games. Goalball UK exceeded their four-year target for increased participation ... Read More »

UK Wings For Life World Run 2016

Bournemouth man, Steve Way, wins the UK Wings For Life World Run covering 63.75km in 4 hours and 22 minutes. Dublins’s, Catriona Jennings was the UK‘s fastest woman, covering 55.08km in 3 hours, 52 minutes and finished in a very respectable 8th place globally Giorgio Calcaterra broke the global record by reaching 88.44km in 5 hours and 41 seconds Kaori ... Read More »

On Track for the 9th Annual LimbPower Games!

LimbPower, the national charity for amputees and people with limb impairments in sport and the arts is gearing up for their flagship event. The ever-popular LimbPower Games (formerly the Amputee Games) will be held on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May at Stoke Mandeville Stadium – internationally recognised as the birthplace of the Paralympic movement. The event is the highlight ... Read More »

Wheelchair User In Full Swing With Pioneering Technology

  A wheelchair user has spoken of the transformative experience of using a specially designed wheelchair to enable him to play golf standing upright for the first time. Peter McWilliams, a tenant at Blackwood’s Belses Gardens care home in Glasgow, attended the official launch of the Paragolfer at Mearns Castle Golf Academy, where he had the opportunity to test the ... Read More »

Wheelchair users – last chance to have your say about sport

Do you use a wheelchair but haven’t tried taking part in sports or activities? Perhaps you’ve tried but didn’t like them? Now’s your chance! …. Have your say and influence the changes that could make sport and physical activity for wheelchair  users better. WheelPower’s ‘#Talk About Taking Part’ survey, carried out by consumer research charity Rica, aims to find out ... Read More »