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The Parkway Centre on Project Dirt

Posted by Zoe France on February 5, 2016

Welcome to the Parkway Shopping Centre Cluster page. Here you'll find the latest updates and activity from the fantastic local projects we supported from our Parkway Neighbourhood Fund. Check out each project and see the epic work they're doing on your doorstep.  Continue reading »

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A network of diverse community projects supported by the Parkway Neighbourhood Fund local to Coulby Newham

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Unicorn Centre - Riding for the Disabled

The Unicorn Centre, a registered charity, is a purpose built Riding for the Disabled Centre, providing riding therapy and opportunities for learning, achievement and fun to almost 200 local disabled adults and children each week.  Although the Centre was built thanks to a large Lottery grant, it doesn't receive any on-going revenue funding so is heavily reliant on a busy-fundraising programme, grant applications and charging a subsidised fee for its service.

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Parkway Fund - Fundraising for a team trailer

We are currently fundraising to buy a trailer to enable the specialist powerchairs to be transported to local venues so 3 of our teams can take part in the North East Regional League and our 2 development teams can take part in the Yorkshire League as well as our first team taking part in the Midlands league and our first two teams taking part in the Wheelchair Football Association's national league. A trailer for our club will mean we can take each of our 5 teams to play competitive matches - most of our players have never been able to play a competitive team sport before coming to our club so don't no the feeling of belonging to a team. The players and their families are able to meet people with similar disabilities from other areas and gain support. The impact our club has on the players and our families is unmeasureable as we offer a much needed break but also time and space to release frustrations of living with a disability through sport for the players and through meeting other parents and partners for the players families. Once we have a trailer to transport our chairs we will be able to deliver more taster sessions at local schools and community groups. We have already run a 6 week session at Pennyman Primary School but had to hire a van to get the chairs there. All of our coaches are voluntary so the only thing limiting us is getting the specialist powerchirs there. We have trained some of our players who are young adults to be coaches and this will give them coaching experience too

Parkway Shopping Centre Neighbourhood Fund

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