Inspiring children with special needs through sport

The Presidents Sporting Club/Essex Disabled Sports Foundation(Registered Charity No. 1001176), has now raised well over £2 million which has been donated to schools and organisations, such as Riding for the Disabled to provide sporting facilities and opportunities for disabled children.

The money raised is used to provide sports equipment, coaching and tuition, the hire of sports halls and the funding of outings and adventure type holidays.

Taking part in sport increases the children’s self confidence, physical development and self esteem and helps them meet challenges that they may face later in life.

Two examples of the support we have given over the years are Noel Thatcher and Giles Long. Both have received support from the Presidents Sporting Club/Harlow Handicapped Sports Foundationand both won Gold Medals at the Paralympics in Atlanta and Sydney.

Noel Thatcher MBE, wrote recently, “I can say without exaggeration, that without the Club’s sponsorship all those years ago, many of the medals I have been fortunate to win would have been hanging around someone else’s neck. I would like to think that you can look at my two gold medals from Atlanta as a reward for all the magnificent work the Club does for the young and disabled in the community. It continues to be a privilege to be associated with your work.”

In a letter to our Chairman, Mike Jackson MBE, Prime Minister Theresa May said:

“The President’s Sporting Club is making a real difference to the lives of young disabled people, by giving them the chance to take part in sports and providing all the benefits that can bring.”

For more information on how you can get involved with the charity click here.

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