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Anyone for Tennis?

Fancy doing something different in March? Yes – well you have a choice of not one but three Fabulous Tennis Events.

Take a look at the list below and click for full details of each event. As we always say, if you can get there Be There!

Kent – 5th March

Bedford – 15th March

Hertfordshire – 27th March
Book your place today and don’t miss out!
You are all welcome to come along
We’d love to welcome you, so if you want to join any of these events please contact Valerie at info@sportability.org.uk

Best Wishes,

The Sportability Team

Please note: Sportability wishes to point out that the events […]

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Rookery Re-vitalised

After a three-year absence, Rookery Park Golf Club once again hosted The Sportablility Golf Classic fundraising day on Friday 26th May.  And what a day it was! Fifteen teams competed for the stylish, David Whiteside trophy in fabulous sunshine on a pristine course. 

Rookey Park GC holds the unique distinction of being the first ever supporter and fundraiser of Sportability – a relationship that goes back an amazing 34 years. And the newly formed organising group excelled in not only putting on a great tournament but raising in excess of £7,000 for our Charity.   

Heartfelt thanks to all involved. 

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SPORTABILITY AT 02 LONDON FOR INDOOR SKYDIVING

Yes, iFLY have a brand new London location and they welcomed Sportability [just after their opening] in May. Eight of our members came along for this Fabulous, Exhilarating Experience.  What a day it was…. Look out for upcoming dates and make sure to book.

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RIP Glyn : Sportability friend extraordinaire……

Glyn Bishop 1944 –2022 

It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of a remarkable man and Sportability friend extraordinaire, Glyn Bishop. 

Glyn has been a supporter of our Charity since its inception.  He held the first ever fundraising event for the Charity – a golf tournament at Rookery Park Golf Club – in 1989 and, Covid years excepted, he has run one every year since!  He tried to “retire” from running the Rookery Park event, handing the reins over to his best pal Deryck, but then took over the organisation of the Dereham Golf Club event instead. 

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    Jane our Yorkshire Area Organiser and all-round Superwoman is Fundraising for Sportability

Jane our Yorkshire Area Organiser and all-round Superwoman is Fundraising for Sportability

33 MILES FOR 33 YEARS FUNDRAISER
On September 8th this year Sportability will have been running for 33 years.

In honour of this milestone Jane is aiming to do 33 miles over a series of 5 rambles, hoping to raise some much need funds for Sportability.

Jane’s Words:  “When I found Sportability in 2014, I was shown that life with a disability doesn’t mean a life with limits.  Words cannot adequately express what this charity means to me or how much it has positively changed both my attitude to and outlook on life”

Take at look at Jane’s just giving page and please support […]

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Fantastic Fundraiser from Mark Ford of Signwaves

Signwaves have been an avid supporter of Sportability and one of our signature sponsors for too many years to mention.  This Summer, Mark and Charlie Ford have challenged themselves, and completed the Land’s End to John O’Groats Bike Ride on behalf of Sportability.  So far this wonderful fundraising effort has raised more than £1,352 which has been matched by Signwaves.  We are in awe!  Thank you both and well done, what an amazing feat.

 

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SPORTABILITY IS REOPENING

With the country slowly reopening we carried out a small straw poll of our members to gauge how they are feeling about Sportability recommencing activities. As you might imagine, there has been a mixed response which equates to a roughly 50/50 split between: Those who can’t wait and are raring to go; and those who are understandably cautious and not yet ready to return.

Following on from these results we consulted with many of our Service Providers and are pleased to advise that a some of them have already reopened and working with the public at large, albeit with Covid […]

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COVID-19 EVENTS SUSPENSION NOTICE

 

With the ever-declining health crisis, the Trustees and the Executive of Sportability have taken the decision to temporarily suspend our events and activity programmes as of 17th March, 2020.   Our top priority is to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission among our ‘members’, volunteers, staff and service provider partners. 

There is no doubt, that we are all in unchartered territory and we have to navigate a situation that is unpredictable and has potentially life-changing consequences for all of us. But, as “distancing” is the recommendation of the World Health Organisation, the Department of Health and other government bodies, we believe we should act decisively, responsibly and in the best interests of the entire Sportability family. 

We will of course be […]

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iFLY – Member Discounts for Independent Visits

iFLY have extended a very special discount to Sportability members at all three of their venues (Manchester, Milton Keynes and Basingstoke).  And it’s available to you and any accompanying family and friends.

All Sportability members will receive a link in your mailbox allowing you to access this very special discounted price for their fabulous flying packages.

Enjoy, the offer is available until July 2020.

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Sportability and the Lawn Tennis Association

Sportability is pleased to announce a 2020 collaboration with the Lawn Tennis Association.

Together we will be bringing indoor wheelchair tennis to, at least, nine of our regions around the country.  Watch this space for details of events and make sure you book to take part!

Everyone within the Sportability remit is welcomed.  Sports wheelchairs and coaching will be provided.

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