Disability team spread festive cheer

DISABLED children from The Albion Foundation's partner schools began to celebrate Christmas early as the charity's Disability team hosted a Christmas festival for the youngsters.

Children from 18 primary schools that the charity work with on a daily basis were invited to two different festivals.

The disabled students were filled with festive joy with multi-sport activities, relay races, a Santa's grotto and other Christmas themed games on offer.

The festival gave Bethany Nicole Blewitt, a student at Uplands Manor Primary School, the chance to get into the spirit of Christmas.

"Today has been loads of fun," she said.

"We did a snowball fight and went to see Santa.

"I'm really excited for Christmas and I'm thankful for today."

Kevin Climpson, Sports Development Officer at Uplands Manor Primary School, said that the work within schools that the Foundation provide has allowed his children to be more confident.

"It's very beneficial having The Albion Foundation in our school," said Kevin.

"We notice a big difference in our children in their PE lessons - they are more confident.

"It's a fantastic thing for us to get involved in."

Richard Henderson, a Disability Coach at the Foundation, was pleased with how the festival went.

"The children have had a day full of fun," he said.

"It's really nice because they have been looking forward to it and have really enjoyed it on the day.

"The experience has definitely been something a bit different from their daily routine."

For more information on the charity's disability work within schools, please contact

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