Inspiring children with special needs through sport

Awards Lunch

In December we will be holding our 35th Annual Sporting Awards Lunch.

It is anticipated that the lunch will be attended by over 700 disabled children and their helpers from special schools throughout Essex and East Herts.

The children will have a traditional Christmas lunch, have the opportunity to meet a host of celebrities, followed by a cabaret, disco and of course a visit from Father Christmas.

The highlight of the Lunch is an award ceremony for some of the children who have made significant achievements in sport. This is to recognise endeavour rather than elitism and can vary from swimming two or three strokes to taking part in an outward bound type course.

From our last Awards Lunch:Bob Champion presenting one of the awards with (left to right) John Conteh, Peter Shilton, Stephanie Shilton,Sir Trevor Brooking, Robert Halfon MP,Tony Cottee, Colin McMillan, Jade Edards, Dan Bentley and Gareth Davies

Photos from the last Awards Lunch

Many thanks to Graham Willson at Stort Images for supplying the photographs.


"Can I just say a huge thank you for inviting us to the lunch yesterday. Our children had a truly magical time and were so excited by everything they experienced. I can not believe how much time and effort went into making the children feel so special yesterday and I would like to extend my sincere thanks to everyone involved. My brother has Downs Syndrome so I am passionate that all children, no matter their needs, get to feel special and yesterday definitely ticked that box! On behalf of my very happy children, thank you once again."
A Teacher

Here is a selection of the Thank You letters we have received.

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