Nottinghamshire disabled youngsters can play “Boccia”,
thanks to a Provincial Grant
Disabled young people in Nottinghamshire - and around the country – will be participating in sport, following a £37,000 grant from Nottinghamshire Freemasons.
The grant will be funding a Disability Officer who will be helping an expected 270 disabled teenagers from 48 schools across eight regions.
They will be playing boccia, a game closely related to bowls and petanque. Links will be forged between schools and regional boccia clubs and will see six weeks of activities at each school. The clubs will then deliver ongoing weekly sessions so the players can develop their skills.
The aim is to help the young people develop greater self-confidence, improve their health through greater physical activity and gain an improved social life.
The grant from Nottinghamshire Freemasons comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation, which is funded by Freemasons, their families and friends, from across England and Wales.
For more information visit http://boccia.uk.com/