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Sophie Partridge getting onto an accessible boat

Sophie Partridge Experiences the Accessible Canal Boat.

Perhaps a couple of hours on a lovely accessible barge on the Grand Union Canal in Hertfordshire isn’t quite the same as a life-time at sea but it certainly was fun.  I was really chuffed to be invited onboard the newly re-furbished Queen Elizabeth Foundation’s accessible barge (also named ‘Queen Elizabeth’) recently and only a little terrified when – once up stream – I was invited to steer the boat.

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TeamGB holding up a flag with the Special Olympics logo on it

Legends Score A ‘Perfect 10′ with Special Olympics GB Athletes

Olympic Games’ legendary gymnasts, Nadia Comaneci and Bart Conner, put on a masterclass for a group of Special Olympics Great Britain athletes yesterday in Sidcup, near London.

Special Olympics GB is the largest registered charity providing year round sports training and competition opportunities for thousands of people with intellectual (learning) disabilities. Almost 1.2 million people in the UK (2% of the population) have an intellectual disability.

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