It’s a mini-Olympics at Thurrock Mencap

Report by Shirley Robinson

Thurrock Mencap Society held their sports activity day on Sunday 29 June 2014 at Thurrock Harriers Athletic Stadium.

We would like to thank all the participants, spectators, helpers and everybody involved in making our sports day a truly outstanding success. The day started with a parade led by the Havering Haverettes Marching Band who then entertained with an exceptional performance.

THE aim of the sports day was fun and enjoyment for all and to integrate with other youth groups and the community, this was a great success, our members with learning and physical disabilities were enthusiastically supported and encouraged by all the youth groups and helpers, it was a pleasure to watch them helping and encouraging our members to ensure they had a wonderful day. Events included long jump, running and cycling plus archery, shotput, basketball, skittles, football penalty shots, wellie wanging and culminated with a football match between Thurrock Mencap and Hambro.

We would like to give special thanks to Augustine Courtauld Trust and the Iris Club, Benfleet for their generous funding and Thurrock Harriers for their support and allowing us to hold the event on their track also to Grays Detachment,’A’ Company, Essex Army Cadet Force for their enthusiasm and support for our members.

mencap1We will be holding our next sports day in 2016 and would be grateful for any help and support with this project.

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