Nottingham Forest team up with children’s charity

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Nottingham Forest’s Community Trust has teamed up with the Caudwell Children’s charity to deliver a FREE multi-sports and fitness programme for disabled children and those with additional needs in Nottingham.

The programme, funded by the Denman Charitable Trust, is open to disabled young people between the ages of 8-18.

The programme, which will include a tour of the club’s City Ground stadium and tickets for Forest’s home fixture against Brighton and Hove Albion, will be held at The Becket School, The Becket Way, Wilford Lane, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QY and Nottingham Forest Football Club.

The programme will be held from Wednesday 6th April to Saturday 9th April 2016, and will run from 10:00am-3:00pm.

The programme will introduce participants to a wide range of sports and Keller McHenry, Short Break Activities Coordinator for Caudwell Children, believes that it will be hugely beneficial for those who take part.

Mr McHenry said: “Children will get the opportunity to develop skills in sports that they may never have tried before. They’ll also get the chance to enhance their skills in games that they are already familiar with.

“We’ll have football, tennis, kwik cricket, golf and multi-skills on offer, as well as cycling with adapted bikes and loads of prizes to be won each day.”

Mr Keller says that there will be a competitive element to the programme with participants taking part in a number of games. They will also enjoy the support of a team of volunteers from the charity, who will be working alongside highly skilled coaching staff from Nottingham Forest FC.

Keller is keen to stress that there is a serious side to the programme. As he explained: “Whilst it will be full of fun, excitement and energy, it will also help participants to develop; leadership, communication skills, collaborative team work, independence, creativity, enterprise and motivation.”

The programme is completely FREE and participants will also receive a credit towards the Key Steps ASDAN Personal Development Programme.

He added: “The programme will not only give participants invaluable skills it will also help to build their confidence, help them to build friendships and enable families to form lasting social networks.”

To find our more, or to book a place, contact Keller McHenry, Short Break Activities Co-ordinator for Caudwell Children, on 01782 6002844 or email: keller.mchenry@caudwellchildren.com