Charity celebrates first ‘Chailey Games’ with visit from Paralympian hopeful

Chailey Heritage Foundation celebrated its first ‘Chailey Games’ in style on Thursday 15th August, with over 40 competitors taking part across 5 sports – Boccia, New Age Kurling, Boxing, Weightlifting and Table Cricket.

Well known for its work with children with complex disabilities, the Charity also offers a range of community and residential services for young adults including the unique Life Skills Centre.

Fitness Manager Dan Burnett commented:

“We see how important exercise is to everyone when they access the Life Skills Centre; the progress they make is fantastic, building confidence and social skills as well as improving the more obvious things like strength and coordination.”

“We wanted to give everyone the opportunity to compete, we see it in the gym with our marathon and ultra-marathon challenges, but the Chailey Games allowed them to directly compete with one another in front of a crowd and they absolutely loved it.”

Competitors and spectators were joined by Sussex based Paralympian hopeful Lizzie Williams who held a Question and Answer session and presented medals as part of the closing ceremony.


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