Sussex Cricket Foundation’s #DIScoverABILITY Day

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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.



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Children’s Easter Party 12 April 2017

Coasting Together and Sussex Rehabilitation Centre are pleased to announce they are putting on a children’s Easter Party for all young users of the Sussex Rehab Centre.

The party will start at 10am on Wednesday 12 April. See attached poster for full programme including children’s entertainer Marky Wild.

Marky Wild - children's entertainer

If you are planning to attend and have not already done so please contact Marcia Eason at Sussex Rehab Centre, either by email at or by phone on 01273 242164 confirming how many will be attending.

Coasting Together Easter Programme


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NHS giving children sports prostheses to help them get active

Sussex Rehab Centre - Ben and Clare Johnson - runing blade

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.



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Wheelchair Sports Festival – Portsmouth and Southampton

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


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Wheelchair Cricket Sessions

Sussex Cricket Foundation are running 5 wheelchair cricket sessions starting 15 September.

The sessions are free and are being held at Collyer’s Sports Hall, Hurst Road, Horsham RH12 2EJ.

If you are interested in attending please contact Peter Gossage by email at

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Tennis Taster Session 21 September 2016

Tennis Taster Session - HassocksTennis Sussex in partnership with Sussex Rehabilitation Centre are running a free tennis taster session at The Weald Tennis Club in Hassocks on 21 September.
It’s open to anyone with a physical impairment who wants to learn new skills, get active, meet new people and have fun. You don’t need any previous experience just a willingness to come along and have a go in a supportive environment with trained and experienced coaches. Come and play or just come and watch. We will teach you the skills you need to enjoy the game. Sports wheelchairs will also be available to use during the session. If you have any questions or would like more information please call Helen on 07970 558990.
Location: The Weald Squash & Tennis Club, South Bank, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 8JP. Next to Hassocks Station, plenty of parking
Date: Wednesday 21 September 2016
Time: 1pm to 4pm
The Tennis Foundation have made available to us an amputee rehab case study showing the benefits of taking up sport. You can read this study here.
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Sepsis Awareness Campaign Features Coasting Together Member

SepsisA 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-Benson - Coasting TogetherStella 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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