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Lewisham Lifestyle 2012

28 August 2012

Fun time had by all

With the world focus now turned to the Paralympics, Millwall Community Scheme joined forces with Lewisham Lifestyles to deliver a one day inter borough sports day to adults with special needs.
The event has now become an annual event, giving disabled adults the chance to participate in a variety of sports at a competitive but fun level.
Lewisham Lifestyles is made up of 3 different day care centres Leemore, Narborhood and Mulberry.Due to this being a inter borough event there was also attendance from MCCH (Bexley), Astley Day Centre (Bromley), Queens Road/Camden Society (Southwark) making it a great day with fantastic attendance of over 120 adults with disabilities.
Events on the day included the 50 and 400 metre dash, Javelin, Long Jump, Shot Putt, Wheelchair Race and Egg & Spoon race to name a few.
Whilst there were individual winners for the events, everyone received a Millwall medal for taking part and putting in such a great effort during the day.
Every Player Counts Officer, Dan Cheshire, was overwhelmed with the success and participation on the day saying: "It was a pleasure to be part of such a worthwhile event.Seeing adults that I work with on a regular basis enjoying a wonderful day and even winning some events was a very rewarding experience.
It was amazing to see the guys from Channel 5 news come down and film some coverage of the day.I cannot wait until next year's event."
Leemore Care Worker Leo Desouza added: "We had many participants taking part in different activities.The day was good and the weather was a bonus.
Clients mingled in and made new friends from other centres.
The atmosphere was good and everyone was happy."
MCS would like to say a massive 'Thank You' to Junior Calder from the Mulberry Centre for putting the event together along side ourselves, plus huge thanks to all those to worked hard to make the day such a success.
For more information on Millwall Community Scheme's disability programmes, please contact Dan Cheshire on 020 7740 0503 or emailing danc@millwallcommunity.co.uk.  


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