Sussex Cricket Foundation are holding their annual #DIScoverABILITY Day on Wednesday 10th May 2017.
The emphasis is on inclusion and the activities available around the ground cater for any age or ability. The event will be held at the Sussex Cricket Club ground in Eaton Road , Hove.
If you are interested in attending you should register with CVent by 5th May.
In case you missed it a few weeks ago Ben, one of our young Sussex Rehab Centre users and his prosthetist Clare Johnson were on a number of online news channels as well as appearing on UK and foreign tv channels. Children who have either been born without a limb or who have lost a limb are being given new running and swimming blades from the NHS and Ben is one of the first to benefit from the new scheme.
Here is a short extract from the Department of Health article and a link to the full article.
Ben, 13, from Brighton, has just been fitted for his new running blade and has enjoyed using his new blade to play football and run.
Ben’s mother, Kate Moore, said:
“We’re really pleased Ben has been fitted with a new running blade. After watching the success of Team GB last year, this blade means Ben can develop his interest in sport and could become part of the next generation of Team GB. We hope more children and young people like Benjamin will be able to benefit too.”
If you wish to read more about Ben and his new running blade there is another good article on the BBC website which you can access by clicking this link.
There is a Wheelchair Festival coming up in Southampton and Portsmouth for people aged 18+ interested in taking up wheelchair sports.
Details as per poster below
A new campaign to raise awareness of sepsis features Stella Benson one of our Coasting Together members. The UK Sepsis Trust wants to raise public awareness of the condition which kills 44,ooo people in the UK every year, more than bowel, breast and prostate cancer combined.
Stella is featured as part of an article in the Daily Mirror which explains the warning signs of the condition, which can be mistaken for flu or a virus.
Of the 150,000 people in the UK who will develop sepsis each year 26,500 people will, like Stella, suffer life-changing disabilities. The UK Sepsis Trust hope that by raising awareness they can reduce the number of deaths and disabilities.
The new Ask Sepsis campaign will officially launch on 13 September, which is World Sepsis Day.
If you want to know more about the condition and the warning signs to look out for you can read the Daily Mirror sepsis article or visit the UK Sepsis Trust website.
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