The Fylde’s first free disability sports camp is set to be launched for young people aged between 7 and 14-years-of-age.
Delivered by AFC Fylde Community Foundation the exciting breakthrough has been made possible by the support of Cuadrilla.
Based at Fylde Sports and Education Centre, Mill Farm, the first all-inclusive half-term holiday activity camp will open its doors on Friday 2nd August. Fun-packed sessions will then take place every Friday until 30th August.
The pioneering camp will provide local young people with the exclusive opportunity to participate in sports and team games alongside wellbeing improvement activities, taking full advantage of the state-of-the-art facilities within the Sports Village.
The Foundation has long recognised a gap within the local community for children living with a disability to be able to take part in sports and activities completely free of charge.
But it was the support of Cuadrilla, as part of its commitment to supporting local community projects in Lancashire, which enabled the plans to finally become a reality.
The creation of the new camp means the Foundation will be able to provide a safe, structured and stimulating environment for the children to grow in confidence and ability, take part in new opportunities, meet new friends and ultimately have fun.
Places for the camp are extremely limited. For more information please contact Community Foundation Director Tom Hutton by calling 01772 598852 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom is understandably proud at the forthcoming launch of the ground-breaking new camp. He said: “We recognised that additional opportunities and support were very much needed for those young people in our community who are living with a disability. However, it was only through the generous support of Cuadrilla that we were able to make this possible.
“We are delighted to be providing great activities, completely free of charge to those who might not otherwise get the chance to participate. I’m excited about this programme and I’m confident it’s going to be a huge success.”
Rowland Wright, External Affairs Director at Cuadrilla, said: “We are proud of our partnership work with the Community Foundation and the new opportunities it is delivering for people living across the Fylde Coast.
“As part of our commitment to Putting Lancashire First, we want to share the benefits of our exploration work and this latest initiative by the Foundation will provide a new service and we look forward to continuing our support as they deliver even more innovative programmes across the county.”
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