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 of the year for LimbPower, amputees and people with limb impairments looking to discover and progress in physical activity and sport. For many participants, the LimbPower Games is their first opportunity to see and have a go at a range of sports and activities. Over the years the Games has helped hundreds of amputees and individuals with limb impairments to gain confidence, improve mobility and find a great new activity they really enjoy. The Games have even been responsible for starting some on the road to the Paralympics! 83% of past participants to our events have said that they have gone on to take up a sport.
Among the sports on offer this year are: Athletics (track & field), cycling, wheelchair rugby, archery, tennis, badminton, swimming, shooting, basketball, cricket, sitting volleyball, football, golf, Nordic walking, agility balance and co-ordination session and a strength and conditioning session – so there is something to suit everyone!
Thanks to the generous support of the Blatchford Group and Stewart’s Law and LimbPower’s fundraising efforts throughout the year, the LimbPower Games is available to participants for a modest registration fee only.
Kiera Roche, LimbPower Founder and Chief Executive said:
“This is what it is all about, introducing amputees to the people and organisations who offer an amazing range of sports and activities that can really make a difference to their lives. Whether it’s just for fun, or with a view to competition, the LimbPower Games enables everyone to set and meet their own challenges, and forge friendships that will last a lifetime.”
The Games support the ongoing work LimbPower does to increase the number of sport and activity opportunities available for amputees and people with limb impairments in the UK.
To follow all the action from the LimbPower Games and join the conversation on social media, use #LimbPowerGames.