ANNOUNCING OUR CHARITY FOR THIS YEAR
THE DWARF SPORTS ASSOCIATION – South Central Region
One of the main aims of the Wyvern 10K is to support the concept of Sport for All. - enabling all members of the community to take part and enjoy physical activities. Last year we chose the Multi Sports Club as our event charity – promoting sport for young people with learning difficulties.
This year we are delighted to announce that we are supporting the Dwarf Sports Association, South Central Region with which Wyvern College has a strong connection.
The Dwarf Sports Association Mission Statement is to make regular sporting opportunity accessible and enjoyable to anyone and everyone of restricted growth in the United Kingdom, regardless of their race, colour, ethnic origin, gender, location, sporting ability or financial support. They empower people to go on to enjoy all kinds of sport, in which they can compete equally and should they wish to go further they guide them on to the correct pathway to world class performance within the National Governing Bodies of Sport as two of our most successful Paralympians, Ellie Simmonds and Matt Whorwood have done.
DSAuk is a National charity split into regions of which ours is the South Central Region. Each region provides a percentage of the sponsorship raised locally to the central fund to the benefit of all the members.
The South Central Region organises regular sporting activities' including; badminton, swimming, athletics and a number of social gatherings to encourage all of the members to share their experiences and make new friends. The South central region have also been meeting every 6 weeks at Wyvern College where the group enjoy a range of team sports including basketball, football and Dodgeball (a firm favourite) and also learn new athletic events in a safe environment. The opportunities that are provided by these sporting sessions gives all members new levels of confidence in taking part in sports.
We hope that the opportunity to have the support of the Wyvern 10K will be great for the DSAuk. A recent feature about how Comic Relief funding had helped DSAuk, on South Today, was very well received and as a direct result the swimming sessions have already increased in size adding another 3 swimmers. If we can contribute to that publicity and promote the activities that are provided by the DSA Charity, more local, short stature athletes can benefit from the opportunities that current members enjoy.
Please help us raise funds for this wonderful cause by entering our race and encouraging your friends and family to do likewise. You can also make additional donations on the entry pages.
To find our more about the work of the DSA uK click on their logo above.
Our blog will keep you up to date with all the developing details of the event