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Haverhill's own Olympic sports day offers special rate for carers

Wednesday, 4th July 2012.

The Befriending Scheme are offering a special rate to family carers at an Olympic Sports Day on Saturday, August 4, at the Chalkstone Centre from 10am-4pm.

You can come and watch the sports or chill out with a coffee and magazine.

The event is open to anyone with a learning disability or mental health needs aged 16 plus - and the family carer and cared-for person can come along for just £5 each for the day.

The day will include an opening and closing ceremony, field and track events including races, discus, javelin and long jump, as well as big basket ball, tennis and sailing.

There’s a choice of activities indoors, from the Olympic Wii, making medals and other Olympic-themed crafts and decorating biscuits.

There is a light lunch and refreshments are provided throughout the day. For more information and a registration form call Ruth Barton on 07757082310.

The Befriending Scheme is a charity with over 20 years’ experience working with adults with learning disability.

They currently provide a one-to-one befriending scheme for over 500 adults with learning disabilities and run seven drop-in centres across Suffolk.

The aim is to offer people that are socially isolated the opportunity to enjoy activities, learn new skills and develop confidence to become more active and included members of society.

They rely on over 200 volunteers to run the project and their aim is to open the service to other vulnerable groups including the elderly and those with mental health needs.

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