£200k to help disabled get involved in sports at Harbour Challenge Outdoor Education centre

OARSOME TIME: Children from Haymoor Middle School with instructor Rob Howlett

OARSOME TIME: Children from Haymoor Middle School with instructor Rob Howlett

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DISABLED people in Poole will have more opportunities to get involved in sport after an outdoor centre received a £191,886 boost.

Harbour Challenge Outdoor Education centre at Hamworthy Park received the funding from Sport England’s Inclusive Sport Fund.

The club is one of 44 projects across England to benefit from more than £8million of National Lottery investment from Sport England to open up more opportunities for disabled people.

Harbour Challenge will be running kayaking, archery and rambling/orienteering sessions for 160 Poole people with mild and moderate disabilities over the next three years.

The funding will pay for a disabled adapted safety boat, rambling kit and to staff sessions at a level appropriate for each individual disability.

Fundraising manager Paul Thompson said: “We are officially launching our new waterside base at the ex-council facility, Hamworthy Outdoor Education Centre, over the weekend of May 17 (for schools) and May 18 (for the public).

“The disabled adapted RIB will give us the only safety boat of this type in the area, a true community asset. Thank you Sport England.”

For more details about disabled sport sessions and the launch weekend, call 01202 772436 or email c.hurlock@harbourchallenge.co.uk.

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