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The Paralympics Tokyo 2020!

The Paralympics Tokyo 2020 -Spread the word!
Venue:
Tokyo
Time:
TBC - TBC
Phone:
Date:
25th August 2020
Cost:
Free
Contact:


The Paralympics Tokyo 2020!  –  Spread The Word!

We’re so excited for Tokyo 2020! The Paralympics are a great time for disabled people to be centre stage once again and show everyone that we are Impossible to Ignore.

Dates: 25 August to 6 September 2020

Knowledge and appreciation of disabled people in society remains low.

Tell your friends and family to sign up to the newsletter and help us grow our movement.

Did you know disabled people are not just less likely to play sport, they’re also less likely to have a job? A recent survey showed 49% felt excluded from society.

Strictly star Will Bayley on his emotional moment of victory at the Rio 2016 Paralympics – Youtube Video

41% of the British public say they don’t know anyone disabled Knowledge and appreciation of disabled people in society remains low and 43% think the number of disabled people is half of what it is, when in fact there are 13.9 million disabled people in the UK.

ParalympicsGB want to change that and this is why we are starting a movement. But to do this we need your support. Let’s harness the power of sport to break down barriers, shift perceptions and increase opportunities for all disabled people, making us Impossible to Ignore.

ParalympicsGB  wants to change that and this is why we are starting a movement.

We are the UK’s largest disability sports charity, but not many people know that. We support Will and other athletes to travel, prepare, and perform at their best at the Paralympic Games.

We harness the power of sport to break down barriers, shift perceptions and increase opportunities for all disabled people.

But to do this we need your support.

Spread the word!

Tell your friends and family to sign up to the newsletter and help us grow our movement.

Website: ParalympicsGB

1 Year to go | Tokyo 2020 | Athlete Messages Youtube video

 

 

The Paralympics Tokyo 2020!

The Paralympics Tokyo 2020 -Spread the word!

The Paralympics Tokyo 2020!  –  Spread The Word!

We’re so excited for Tokyo 2020! The Paralympics are a great time for disabled people to be centre stage once again and show everyone that we are Impossible to Ignore.

Dates: 25 August to 6 September 2020

Knowledge and appreciation of disabled people in society remains low.

Tell your friends and family to sign up to the newsletter and help us grow our movement.

Did you know disabled people are not just less likely to play sport, they’re also less likely to have a job? A recent survey showed 49% felt excluded from society.

Strictly star Will Bayley on his emotional moment of victory at the Rio 2016 Paralympics – Youtube Video

41% of the British public say they don’t know anyone disabled Knowledge and appreciation of disabled people in society remains low and 43% think the number of disabled people is half of what it is, when in fact there are 13.9 million disabled people in the UK.

ParalympicsGB want to change that and this is why we are starting a movement. But to do this we need your support. Let’s harness the power of sport to break down barriers, shift perceptions and increase opportunities for all disabled people, making us Impossible to Ignore.

ParalympicsGB  wants to change that and this is why we are starting a movement.

We are the UK’s largest disability sports charity, but not many people know that. We support Will and other athletes to travel, prepare, and perform at their best at the Paralympic Games.

We harness the power of sport to break down barriers, shift perceptions and increase opportunities for all disabled people.

But to do this we need your support.

Spread the word!

Tell your friends and family to sign up to the newsletter and help us grow our movement.

Website: ParalympicsGB

1 Year to go | Tokyo 2020 | Athlete Messages Youtube video

 

 

Achilles Run Now on Thursday!

Achilles International Group Run - Now on Thursday!

Achilles International United Kingdom Group Run

Everyone welcome from walkers through to speedy runners.  No previous running experience required.  Sighted Guides to be provided to match pace and distance.

UPDATE ** Run Now on Thursday Night

Date:  Thursday Nights   Time:  18.15 pm for a 18.30 pm start

Meet & Greet:  Marble Arch tube station at the exit barriers between 18.00 and 18.15.

Location of run:  Hyde Park – road running.

Cost: free of charge.

All runners are kindly requested to notify me if they will attend in order that we have enough guides available on the evening who can meet your running needs.

Any queries please contact

Email: chrisblackabee@hotmail.com   or Call 07703741127

VI runners and guides / helpers welcome to join us from Metro.

Please circulate this to any other walkers – runners who may not have access to this notification.

We are hoping this will be a regular Thursday evening run but people should check our Facebook Page to confirm. blindsport.uk/AchillesRun

 

Achilles Run Now on Thursday!

Achilles International Group Run - Now on Thursday!

Achilles International United Kingdom Group Run

Everyone welcome from walkers through to speedy runners.  No previous running experience required.  Sighted Guides to be provided to match pace and distance.

Date:  Thursday Nights   Time:  18.15 pm for a 18.30 pm start

Meet & Greet:  Marble Arch tube station at the exit barriers between 18.00 and 18.15.

Location of run:  Hyde Park – road running.

Cost: free of charge.

All runners are kindly requested to notify me if they will attend in order that we have enough guides available on the evening who can meet your running needs.

Any queries please contact

Email: chrisblackabee@hotmail.com   or Call 07703741127

VI runners and guides / helpers welcome to join us from Metro.

Please circulate this to any other walkers – runners who may not have access to this notification.

We are hoping this will be a regular Thursday evening run but people should check our Facebook Page to confirm. blindsport.uk/AchillesRun

 

A vision of good!

A vision of good - Olivia Parker-Scott Good Gym

Throughout the day 13 GoodGymers came along to share their Saturday with visually impaired athletes competing at this years Metro Blind Sport Athletics Open.

original report from goodgym.org

Most of us had no previous experience of helping athletes with a visual impairment but everyone was really keen to get involved, to help and to learn.

A large contingent started their day with nearby Mile End parkrun before heading to Mile End Stadium to contribute to the morning session which was labeled as the ‘Come and try’ part of the day. This is where younger participants and those new to competing could come and have a go at new events they hadn’t tried before. Led by the amazing Coach Chris, we learnt how to support visually impaired atheletes with track running and long jump events.

I had a great time and really enjoyed doing something so different and rewarding – Dharmesh, GoodGym Redbridge

Later accompanied by Tracey, superstar Jodie stayed for the whole day and continued to support through the main event. My highlight of our time there was when an urgent plea late in the day (for a runner who was able to run a sub 22 5000m!) saw Hayley head all the way across London to guide a runner to a championship qualifier. What a hero!

24th June – 30th June is #DeafblindAwarenessWeek and it was great to partner up with Metro Blind Sport to provide support for this event leading into this week’s theme.

What a wonderful experience to be a part of!

Report written by Olivia Parker-Scott