Pinchbeck centre goes to the Games

Taking part in one of the Sports Day events.
Taking part in one of the Sports Day events.
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Service users at the Glenside Resource Centre in Pinchbeck have had their own taste of Olympic glory.

They were among a group of people at the Sports Day hosted by Sense, the deafblind charity, at Peterborough Rugby Union Football Club.

Over 50 people took part, all with dual sensory impairments and additional learning disabilities.

A wide selection of accessible sports activities took place, including a form of bowls called boccia, football slalom, curling and archery.

Deputy education services manager at Sense Jenny Wheatcroft said: “We’re thrilled that Peterborough Rugby Club hosted this fantastic day for the third occasion.

“Participation in sport has significant physical, mental and emotional benefits, yet we know from our experience supporting people with sensory impairments that many encounter barriers to access the activity.

“Sense and the rugby club share the belief that the opportunity to participate in sport should be open to everyone.”

The day ended with a special trophy presentation to Nigel Cook, general manager at Peterborough Rugby Club, which recognised the club’s ongoing support for the event.