Provincial Charity News

Grant to Boccia England

Nottinghamshire disabled youngsters can play “Boccia”,
thanks to a Provincial Grant

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boccia 003Disabled young people in Nottinghamshire - and around the country – will be participating in sport, following a £37,000 grant from Nottinghamshire Freemasons.

The grant will be funding a Disability Officer who will be helping an expected 270 disabled teenagers from 48 schools across eight regions.

They will be playing boccia, a game closely related to bowls and petanque. Links will be forged between schools and regional boccia clubs and will see six weeks of activities at each school. The clubs will then deliver ongoing weekly sessions so the players can develop their skills.

The aim is to help the young people develop greater self-confidence, improve their health through greater physical activity and gain an improved social life.

The grant from Nottinghamshire Freemasons comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation, which is funded by Freemasons, their families and friends, from across England and Wales.

 

Marc Scott, Development Manager for Boccia England, said:
“We are very grateful to Nottinghamshire Freemasons for their generous grant. It will allow us to improve the lives of hundreds of young people here in Nottinghamshire and across large parts of the rest of the country”.
 
Barry Woodhead, Provincial Grand Charity Steward, also said:
“We are very pleased to be able to help Boccia England, who do outstanding work with disabled youngsters in our community. We’re looking forward to seeing the Nottinghamshire Boccia Club win through in their Super League matches.”

For more information visit http://boccia.uk.com/