Holmes Chapel Disability Activity Hub Relaunches with Support from the Everybody Foundation
The Everybody Foundation helps to relaunch the Sunday morning Ability for All Activity Hub at Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre through vital grant funding.
The Everybody Foundation gives the opportunity for clubs in Cheshire East to apply, for a small grant to be used to help pay for club subscriptions, cover travel costs, essential kit, subs and equipment needed to continue participating.
The Activity Hubs are a fortnightly multi-sport and play session supporting children with a range of disabilities aged 4 to 17 to be physically active. The Activity Hub consists of a variety of activities including multi-sports, bouncy castle, arts & crafts, and areas to relax, based on consultation, to keep participants engaged.
The different activities are adapted to make sure they are suitable for all ages and ability levels. This ensures people enjoy the session, develop social skills and explore their abilities.
Everybody Ability for All member Arla Morrey’s mum shared:
“Arla has been attending the sessions for 2 years now, we first joined the programme when she was 4 years old. Arla absolutely loves the staff at Holmes Chapel, as she finds it difficult to trust and communicate with people, however from the moment we walked into the first ever session Arla was like a different child, she played, interacted and loved it.
Attending the programme has had a huge positive impact on Arla and our Family. Arla refuses to do any other club or group activity as they can never meet her needs. Ability for All is our lifeline, it is the only group we can go to where we know Arla is safe, cared for and valued.”
Lee Malkin, Sports Development Manager at Everybody shared:
“All of the sessions within our Ability For All programme are so important to us as we know how much it means to the young people and families that attend these sport & activity sessions. We are so pleased that the Everybody Foundation has enabled us to bring the Activity Hub session back and the young people of Cheshire East are back having fun, socialising and being active with us again.”
For more information on Everybody’s Ability for All holiday activities, please visit www.everybody.org.uk/what-we-offer/disability-activities/ or contact Andy Molyneux, Disability & Inclusion Lead on: [email protected]
Notes to Editor
Everybody Health and Leisure are a registered charity which aims to provide ‘leisure for life’ by improving the health and wellbeing of local communities. The charity operates 16 leisure facilities including 9 swimming pools and 7 Taste for Life cafes across the Cheshire East region, and delivers a range of targeted health, sports and disability and inclusion programmes. For more information please visit: www.everybody.org.uk or follow on Facebook @EverybodyHealthLeisure and Instagram @ebleisure
Name: Matt Shannon
Organisation: Everybody Health and Leisure
Email: [email protected]