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                                                            Friday 13 June 2008

          GIVE YOURSELF ‘A SPORTING CHANCE’

To coincide with Learning Disability Week (15 – 21 June), Cranborne Chase
Sporting Chance Association along with Dorset Healthcare Foundation NHS
Trust is calling on adults with learning disabilities across Dorset to register for
an exciting sporting event to be held next month.


‘A Sporting Chance’ is an annual, day-long event held at Bryanston School in
Blandford specifically aimed at giving local adults (aged over 16), with
learning disabilities, the chance to try out a range of sports, often otherwise
unavailable to them.


This year the event will run from 10.00am to 3.00pm on Saturday 12 July and
will include such sports as archery, rugby, skittles, cricket, basketball, wall
climbing, wheelchair dancing, orienteering, golf, football and a new Special
Olympics sport called boccia.


Organised by a committee comprising trustees of the Charity and employees
from the Trust, East Dorset Mencap, Dorset County Council, Active Dorset,
and Dorset Strategic Partnership, the event often attracts up to 350
participants.


Linda Rieder from Dorset HealthCare NHS Foundation Trust, explained: “The
event costs just £5.00 for each participant (carers are free) and we are hoping
to beat attendance figures of recent years. People often come some distance
to take part and, in the past, both service-users and their carers have found
the event to be huge fun and very motivating. Whatever the weather, the
event goes ahead!”


To register your interest and to find out more, please call 01202 251106 or
07704 845520 or look at the dedicated web page on www.activedorset.org.


Dorset HealthCare NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health, learning
disability, addictions, community brain injury and community dental services
for Bournemouth, Poole and the majority of Dorset.


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         Enquiries: Paula Quigley or Caroline Searle (02380 382970)
                     Email: paula.quigley@trimediauk.com

								
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