Last month (22 August) children and young people took part in the Panathlon Challenge as part of The Children’s Trust’s annual sports day. The challenge took place at the charity’s headquarters in Tadworth, Surrey.
The children formed teams to compete in a circuit of activities accessible for children of all abilities including, boccia, skittles, tablet cricket and curling. Teams recorded their achievements throughout the day, with all participants receiving a Panathlon medal and certificate.
The day was led by instructors from the Panathlon Challenge, a charity that provides sporting opportunities to over 17,500 disabled young competitors every year.
Mel Burrough, Head of Therapy at The Children’s Trust School, comments: “The Panathlon Challenge enabled everyone to come together, enjoy the moment and belong to a team. One young person reflected that it was one of his ‘best days yet’ and stood from his wheelchair to personally thank the sports coaches. With sports, nothing is impossible, it’s just a question of how!”
The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury and neurodisability. The charity has launched ‘Tiny Massive Moments’, a campaign to show how public donations help ensure therapy is fun so that children can live the best live possible. To find out more, visit: www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/tiny-massive-moments.
About The Children’s Trust
Every year 40,000 children in the UK are left with a brain injury as a result of an accident or illness and many have to live with ongoing, long-term difficulties. The Children’s Trust gives children and young people with brain injury and neuro-disability opportunities to live the best life possible, by providing specialist rehabilitation, education and community services across the UK.