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  • samosas The main hall was transformed for the evening and was almost unrecognisable from the everyday where champion archery shooting or boccia takes place Seventeen teams were entered and each ensured that the evening s atmosphere was fun and loaded with laughter On each table was a talking point a piece of equipment from SportsAble s largely stocked sports cupboard Over dinner guests and members could discuss what their mystery item was and learn more about the sports that take place here Questions ranged from pop culture to history and of course being a Paralympic sports club there was a round on all things sporty Winners of the quiz were the archery team made up of two SportsAble directors Ian Donovan and Jean Schaffer and SportsAble volunteer Charlotte Serpell and her family They received a giant slab of Paralympic chocolate donated by Cadbury s which they have passed on to be used at a fundraiser for the charity Happy Feet for Ethan The evening was a great success comments Chief of Operations Kerl Haslam So many people came up to me to tell me that they were having such a brilliant time and could we do it again I was so pleased to see so many members enjoying the social aspect of our club and to also welcome in members of the public who chose to come along to support us for the evening Delicious flavourful and freshly cooked Indian cuisine can be found at Nazma Tandoori 6 The Broadway Farnham Common Slough Berkshire SL2 3PQ 01753 646088 Join Us Join Only 40 a year with reduced rates for families Sign up now Membership The benefits and entitlements it brings Find out more Members How we ve helped a wide range of disabled athletes Read more Donate Why Donate SportsAble

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  • Games but also for the work that she has done afterwards Since early September Sophie has had a busy diary of events that have included meeting school children community groups and business people been a guest of honour at ceremonies and events and she has given lots of talks about her journey to the Games and her achievements at them But more importantly and this is what interested the CIPR professionals the most Sophie has gone on to use her success to powerfully fuel a campaign that raises awareness for issues that disabled people face Her most notable piece of work was for BBC News on poor accessibility within London s transport system As Sophie was unable to attend the CIPR Pride Awards due to a prior engagement she sent along SportsAble s Chief of Operations Kerl Haslam and Marketing Manager and Melissa Paulden to collect the award on her behalf Upon collecting the award Melissa commented I think it s fantastic that Sophie won Communicator of the Year So many athletes have sought a celebrity lifestyle in the afterglow of the Games yet Shophie has chosen to use her elevated status to make an impact to make a difference to make people think about disability beyond the sporting arena Also and perhaps more crucially the fact that the award for best communicator is being given to someone who has a speech impairment shows how far this country has come in accepting disability As a mother of a 15 year old girl with Cerebral Palsy who took up riding after being inspired by Sophie I know how special Sophie is and this award means an awful lot to Sophie to SportsAble and to mums like me whose children have a brighter future thanks to role models like Sophie SportsAble wishes

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  • special audio device to help them zone in on the target The generous donation is made up of proceeds raised from the Hurley Regatta Committee s 40 th annual event which that took place on 18 th August and a Barn Dance that was held in September Approximately 1500 people visited the popular regatta that hosts a mix of fun and serious events on the river as well as games stalls and entertainment on the dry side Over the years the hard working committee have ensured that a staggering 69 000 has been raised for good causes and this year SportsAble was proud to be the main beneficiary We decided early on in 2012 to select SportsAble to be the principal charity to be supported from the net proceeds of this year s Regatta said Hurley Regatta Chairman Martin Fry as he made the donation to SportsAble s President John Jenkins and Sports Manager Nick Gibbs The charity has done superb work over the years in helping people with disabilities to participate in sporting activities at all levels It seemed very appropriate that we should choose them in the year of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics I am delighted to say that the amount we were able to donate to our chosen charities is the highest ever Sports Manager Nick Gibbs was extremely pleased to receive the donation It s a fantastic amount and one that we will be able to use to fund the development of our Junior Sports Section Following on from the London 2012 Paralympic Games we ve had lots more enquiries from junior members and this will help to provide sport just for them Our enormous thanks goes to the Hurley Regatta Committee and to all the residents of Hurley who supported the event Join

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  • collect the award in person as he was away on a diving expedition Despite being over 70 a wheelchair user following a ladder accident and suffering from motor neurone disease Alan leads a full life with a the world is my oyster philosophy A real inspiration to everyone Alan joined SportsAble 25 years ago and has been an Air Weapons Level 2 coach for the past 20 years He volunteers a minimum of eight hours a week at the centre helping members of varying disabilities physically disabled hearing impaired hearing or visually impaired blind to develop their shooting skills for national competitions or Alan also helps other section volunteers in their personal development as range officers and assistant coaches One of the highlights of Alan s career must be helping London 2012 Paralympic Shooter Georgina Callingham on her Performance Improvement journey which began at SportsAble when she was just 13 SportsAble s Sports Manager Nick Gibbs the person who nominated Alan says that Alan Always takes great pleasure and pride in each of his section members smallest achievements He brings a live example of what can be achieved through personal determination and endeavour despite the challenges that are sometimes thrown along life s path The award ceremony was held in celebration of the Olympic and Paralympic values Friendship Inspiration Respect Courage Excellence Equality Determination and Alan won the Determination prize This was the third time that a SportsAble coach has won the Lifetime Achievement Award Join Us Join Only 40 a year with reduced rates for families Sign up now Membership The benefits and entitlements it brings Find out more Members How we ve helped a wide range of disabled athletes Read more Donate Why Donate SportsAble are one of the UK s leading charities dedicated to supporting disabled people

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  • a member ever since It s a 50 minute journey each way but it s worth it To assist visually impaired shooters like Tim SportsAble has installed a simple yet clever piece of technology When activated from the top of the sight on the gun it turns light into sound The closer you get to the target the higher the sound becomes and the further away from the target you are the pitch becomes lower Tim is thrilled with his first win in a major competition and is looking forward to receiving his gold medal Initially I took part in shooting as something just to try It takes a great deal of focus and definitely a lot of skill to be good at it but everyone at the club is really helpful and I have my partner Hala with me who helps with the practical side of things SportsAble s shooting coach Alan Kenny says that any disability any level of blindness isn t a barrier to the sport At SportsAble they can still take part The only difference with visually impaired shooters is that they need a lot of touch coaching adds Alan This means that they are helped by myself in the first instance with hands on positioning finger on finger help with triggering and lots of verbal instructions Visually impaired people have a great sense of touch and amazing hearing They respond really well with the initial coaching and are soon off on their own To find a high note within a high note on the target locating device takes some concentration I ve tried it and afterwards you are really exhausted Tim is a great shooter and I m really really pleased for him His win means that he will get a very special gold medal

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  • in the British Open Singles were by Gill Gibbs who got through to the quarter finals in the Singles Chris Greening who qualified for the first time and only lost marginally in the round robin to the eventual overall winner Janet Jeffery who won a trophy in the consolation round In the British Club Championships both SportsAble teams made it through to the quarter finals Congratulations on a great weekend of achievements and the great news doesn t stop there Gill Gibbs is now seeded number 1 in the UK and Jen Brown is ranked 16th Well done to them both What is New Age Kurling An adapted form of curling the one done on ice New Age Kurling is done inside on a smooth flat surface normally a 13 4m long badminton court Rubber stones with ball bearings on the bottom are sent down a court towards a circular vinyl mat target Players individual or in teams must push their kurling stones towards a target which is laid flat at the end of the court Stones can be sent down the court by hand by foot by using a stick or by using a slide Kurling was created in 2000 by Jon Bennett who wanted to adapt a sport for his disabled son The sport can be played by disabled and able bodied people and either from a chair or standing Kurling has become an increasingly popular global inclusive sport which has a thriving community of clubs and players in the UK Join Us Join Only 40 a year with reduced rates for families Sign up now Membership The benefits and entitlements it brings Find out more Members How we ve helped a wide range of disabled athletes Read more Donate Why Donate SportsAble are one of the UK

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  • needy community groups SportsAble volunteers took four top awards for their work with disabled people in 2012 Collecting these prizes from VIPS The Deputy Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor Maidenhead Cllr Andrew Jenner Peter Coleman from sponsors Radian and SportsAble Patron Sophie Christiansen MBE were Vivienne Davies Chairman SportsAble Overall Winner SportsAble s Section Leaders Overall Winner Teams of the Year category Andy Small for his work with SportsAble archery section and with Churches Together Maidenhead Winner of the 25 59 year olds category Jacqui Witt SportsAble s Golf Section Leader Secretary for the Air Weapons section who collected a special recognition prize I m just so proud of everyone s achievements beamed Volunteer Co ordinator Jennie Bouron at the end of the ceremony I m especially pleased that the hard work of our sports section leaders was acknowledged They truly deserve the recognition and praise given to them for all the hours of hard work they volunteer every week SportsAble has ten section leaders who each run several weekly or monthly sessions for the centre s hundreds of disabled athletes They prepare sessions coach individuals and teams arrange matches and leagues create development programmes travel up and down the country frequently plus put in hours of administration They also undergo training to keep up with national standards It s a great honour to be given these awards as it demonstrates that in the year of the London 2012 Paralympic Games people more than ever before are really aware of the value of disability sport and the work that goes on behind the scenes Places like SportsAble start the careers of athletes that go on to make a whole nation proud and tonight it has been acknowledged comments Chairman Vivienne Davies Join Us Join Only 40 a year

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  • donate in a text message In full support of fundraisers efforts the mobile phone company does not add commission Sharon s mission was a 66 mile bike ride taking in several counties along a picturesque canal route Taking the challenge alongside Sharon was a team of friends who all enjoyed the day The ride according to Sharon was really tough but we all did it Despite a few punctures and a spill in the canal for one of the cyclists there were many highlights of the challenge including pulling together and keeping each other going when we were tired adds Sharon Employed by Vodafone Ltd as a Counsel for Consumer Corporate External Affairs Sharon rose to the challenge set by the firm where all employees were asked to give the new scheme a go Being a loyal member of SportsAble I have of course chosen SportsAble says Sharon whose fundraising total came to 185 This amount will be topped by a further 100 from Vodafone It s not too late to give Sharon s VIC code to receive donations is SBSA55 To donate s imply send a text to the number 70070 In the body of the text type SBSA55 followed by the amount you wish to donate Thank you JustTextGiving is a partnership between Vodafone and JustGiving and is supported by The Vodafone Foundation Registered charity 1089625 Join Us Join Only 40 a year with reduced rates for families Sign up now Membership The benefits and entitlements it brings Find out more Members How we ve helped a wide range of disabled athletes Read more Donate Why Donate SportsAble are one of the UK s leading charities dedicated to supporting disabled people through sport and social activity Find out more Donate Now SportsAble can now accept donations via PayPal

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