Inspire Peterborough is delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding from the Horner Foundation for the next two years to support and develop Special Olympics Peterborough to offer every young person age 12 to 25 years with a learning disability in Peterborough the following:-
- Opportunity to take part in fun and safe sport and leisure activity to improve their own health and wellbeing
- Provide more choice about which sport and leisure activity, where they can undertake it at a cost which is affordable
- Be inclusive so the whole family and carers can take part in the sport and activity to improve social skills
- Offer volunteering opportunities and our EQUIP sports coaching courses in partnership with the YMCA to provide new skills, improving independence and qualifications for life
- Welcoming Kay as our Special Olympics Officer.
The Special Olympics athlete’s oath is: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”
“As CEO of Disability Peterborough I am delighted with the news that the Horner Foundation has chosen to fund Inspire Peterborough. The new service will deliver an increase in the number of young people with Learning Disabilities becoming involved in the Special Olympics. Disability (DIAL) Peterborough has been established as an information, advice and guidance charity for disabled people for over 30 years. The opportunity to develop our sporting and leisure activities arose around 5 years ago as Inspire Peterborough became part of our service delivery. We look forward to seeing the Special Olympics grow in Peterborough and welcome more disabled people having the opportunity to become involved in sport”
To celebrate medals success at the National Games in August 2017, the athletes representing Peterborough and the Eastern Region were recently invited for tea with the Mayor in his Parlour!
With our award we are now going to be focusing on increasing and improving our Special Olympics events.
With this in mind we’d like to welcome Kay to the team as our brand new Special Olympics Officer. Kay has been volunteering with us for the past two years, but now with new funding from the US-based Horner Foundation we are able to employ Kay for 10 hours week. She will be supporting existing Special Olympics clubs (swimming, horse-riding and athletics), whilst reinvigorating old ones (rhythmic gymnastics and ice skating) and start new ones.
You can Contact Kay or welcome her to the team here:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 07712 427558.
Great news all round!