Diverse Abilities Plus, the Dorset charity that provides a range of support and education services for children and adults with disabilities across the county, is now part of the Family Gold Challenge. UK) 20 September 2011
As the only local Dorset-based charity taking part in the Gold Challenge, Diverse Abilities Plus hopes to raise in excess of £100,000 with the help of the local community.
Through the Family Gold Challenge, families and those aged 7 – 15 can sign up for free and can take part with a team made up of at least one adult (16 years plus) and at least one child. Adults can be family members, carers or youth leaders. (Anyone under 16 must receive parental permission.)
The Gold Challenge, which is partnered with the British Olympic Association, Sport England and Team GB, offers a range of sporting challenges. The 2012 themed sports have to be undertaken by 31 December 2012 and include gymnastics, athletics, football, badminton, sailing and volleyball.
Fun ways of getting involved includes:
Mark Powell, CEO at Diverse Abilities Plus, said: “The Gold Challenge is a very exciting initiative and we are looking forward to seeing families and children getting involved and being part of next year’s Games. We have 100 spaces available for families and children, aged under 16, and we would urge you to get involved, try out sports that you may never have had the chance to try, and have fun, while raising money for a great cause.”
Diverse Abilities Plus is also continuing to sign up those over 16 years for the Gold Challenge and spaces are still available...The charity provides a range of assistance, support and education services for young people aged two to 19, adults and families...It’s one of only 19 similar SEN (special education needs) schools in the UK.
The charity was founded in 1955 by Mrs Phyllis Edwards who formed a group of parent’s intent on providing better opportunities for their children with physical and learning disabilities.
The Gold Challenge is an independent, not-for-profit organisation and works with the British Olympic Association, Sport England, sportscotland, Sport Wales, ParalympicsGB and the National Governing Bodies of the Olympic and Paralympic sports. It is part of the official mass participation legacy programme for London 2012.
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