Disabled youngsters receive sporting cash boost - The Leamington Observer

Disabled youngsters receive sporting cash boost

SPORTING disabled youngsters have received a cash boost.

Harbury-based Entrust Care Partnership will use the £7,500 boost from the WPH Charitable Trust to fund a series of sports sessions throughout the year.

The children can choose from a range of 13 sports and activities including five-a-side football, touch rugby, basketball, netball, circuit training and tennis. Each sporting activity is adapted to suit the needs, interests and access requirements of all who participate.

The aim is to improve fitness while also increasing self-confidence, encouraging team-work, and fostering friendships.

Lynne Barton, founding director of Entrust, said: “We ran the project last year and the parents and children were all so enthusiastic.

“When it was coming to the end they really wanted us to run it again.

“We have been so lucky that with the support of WPH Charitable Trust we are now able to launch the programme again this year. Without their grant this would have not been possible.”

Established in 1994, the WPH Charitable Trust provides funding to individuals, groups and organisations in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Trust’s chairman Bob Grieve said he is delighted to be supporting Entrust Care Partnership.

He added: “There are between 4,000 and 6,000 children with additional needs in Warwickshire, and an ongoing need for local sporting provisions in the area tailored to suit the children’s individual requirements.

“It is vitally important programmes such as these are allowed to continue.

Visit www.warwickshirehealthcharity.org.uk for further details about the Trust.

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