Chamwell Centre Trustee and Chair of Fundraising, Helen Mackinnon, recently visited the 9th Learning Disability Big Health Check and Social Care Open Day – #BigHealth17 – at Plock Court in Gloucester.
“I had a brilliant day and was really impressed with the volunteer support from Health and Social Care students at Hartpury College. I was fortunate to meet one of their lecturers at the event who will be an excellent contact for the Chamwell Centre.
It was good to meet with so many organisations who care about inclusion for people with disabilities. I talked with GL1, Special Olympics Gloucestershire, Community Learning Disability Services, Allsorts, Mixed Ability Rugby, Active Impact, St Vincent’s and St George’s Association . They were all really interested in the development of the Chamwell Centre and will follow our progress.
I was there with Bob Purcell and David Robinson who support All Ability Athletics at Blackbridge Athletics Track, where Wheelchair and RaceRunning is increasingly popular. Mary-Clare of Wheels for All came with a huge variety of adapted bicycles allowing people of all ages with disabilities to enjoy the freedom of moving around the athletics area.
It really was a privilege to see so many people, of all abilities, having such an enjoyable time.”