Free sport and gym sessions for young people with learning and physical disabilities commence this month in an Ely village.
Littleport Leisure has teamed up with Sanctuary Housing to deliver inclusive activities at the Littleport Leisure Centre, on Camel Road.
The weekly two-hour sessions, for people aged 14 to 22, will include various coached games and accessible gym lessons, tailored and adapted for a range of abilities.
In addition, a subsidised buffet comprising fresh and natural produce will be on offer to encourage a nutritious diet and healthy living.
With opportunities to meet new people and take part in teamwork-based challenges, activities are designed to boost confidence and increase social skills.
Sessions begin on Thursday 13 September, between 1pm and 3pm, and will run weekly until the New Year.
They form part of Sanctuary’s wider Love Sport initiative, which is taking place in neighbourhoods around the country and aims to engage more than 2,250 residents in sport and fitness activities.
Sanctuary’s financial commitment to the five-year programme has been matched by Sport England, through National Lottery investment, to help deliver the sessions.
Simon Rudkin, Sanctuary’s area manager, said: “We aim to support residents to live happy, healthy and fulfilled lives, and provide opportunities to shape their aims and aspirations.
“These sessions will give them the chance to do this and we look forward to seeing people sign up.”
Adam Peacock, Littleport Leisure’s assistant manager, added: “We want to ignite a passion for sport among as many young people in our community as possible, ensuring that everyone can access and benefit from our wonderful facility.”
Please book sessions in advance by calling the leisure centre on 01353 373 800.
This project is part of Sanctuary’s Community Investment programme, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.