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Horizon Sports Club for children with disabilities

Horizon Sports Club for children with disabilities


30 of our children have been involved
in the Horizon club, at the moment I understand we’ve got about 15
children who attend it on a weekly basis. Children are mixing in the community,
they’re moving in circles where they wouldn’t normally have access too. So they’re able to take part in the
community experience that we can’t offer at school and that their parents
would find difficult to offer under normal circumstances. [MUSIC] I’ve seen their confidence grow a lot,
it’s learning a new skill and becoming more confident at it. You can tell they’re enjoying themselves
because of the way they run through the doors at the beginning of the
sessions and they’re all smiling and it’s just so nice to see. Horizons has been really good for
Adam’s self confidence and it’s very important. It’s given him the
confidence you know to play with other children and to work with
the assistants there. So when he sees the other children
doing things in a structured way it’s easy for him to understand
what’s expected of him. Holly Anne loves her visits to Horizons.
She likes being with all the friends and she shows a lot of excitement in
the car when we’re on our way. Children with special needs don’t get
that much opportunity to go to other clubs and do things other children do,
and it’s just helped her in lots and lots of ways. [MUSIC] The children in this video and many
more like them benefit a great deal from what Horizon has to offer. The help Horizon has provided for
these children would only be made possible thanks to the dedicated
volunteers and organisers. Horizon currently offers swimming,
gymnastics and tennis with many more activities planned. But this can only happen with your
support. So please, make a donation by calling this number or visiting
our website.

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