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A Real Life Hero


Every once in a while we get to meet some real determined and stubborn characters, real life heroes and people who inspire us to do more in life than we did previously. Well, this lady is most certainly one of those people! We first met Gemma Mitchell when she applied for the funding of a Boccia Ramp & a set of Boccia Balls to enable her to play this sport and through a lot of effort of trying/failing/trying/failing she succeeded in playing Boccia without the ramp!! This alone was a magnificent effort but Gemma wasn't content with that, she then entered the National Championships in Sheffield and won the silver medal!


She was on a roll now and with our funding she applied to become a qualified level 1 coach, which of course she passed with flying colours, then she set up a Boccia Club at Victoria Community Boccia Club which is thriving, helping lots of kids to play this enjoyable inclusive sport. And now to put some icing on the cake, she has just won the BBC South Sports Personality of the Year's Unsung Hero Award which will be shown on TV next Thursday.


We salute you Gemma Mitchell a true hero in life and in sport! xx

FEATURE: Back to Bayeux

Wow! Where do we start? 26 riders including 5 people who amazingly hadn’t ridden more than 20 miles before all assembled at Poole Docks very early on Wednesday 6th June to load their bikes onto the Hendy Group sponsored vans.


We landed in Cherbourg mid-afternoon to a cold & breezy welcome knowing that we had 35 miles of hilly terrain to get to the first campsite where our 4 man back up team (BUT boys) had driven ahead to erect our tented village in St Symphorian le Valois on the western coast of Normandy...

Support for Sunbeam


We are so pleased to have been able to help the Sunbeam Swimming Club for the Disabled in Horsham by supplying the funding for a very keen volunteer, Albert Aldridge to qualify as a level 1 swimming teacher. This thriving club has over 30 members who have special educational needs and/or disability (SEND)ranging from 8 years old up to adults. Albert who has been volunteering at Sunbeam for over 2 years can now help the youngsters to learn how to swim, work towards their swimming badges, train for fitness and to improve their technique so they can possibly enter competitions. So well done to Albert and to all at Sunbeam SC.

Wheelchair Basketball Backed by SBF


Congratulations to Jade Allen of the Sussex Wheelchair Basketball Club Tigers who has now qualified as a Level 1 and Level 2 coach, thanks to your generous donations! This club which is based in Brighton encourages players from all over the county to enjoy the sport of basketball

Coaching Success for Underwood!


A big SBF well done to Matt Underwood who we recently supported to obtain his UEFA B coaching qualification. Matt is now delivering top quality football sessions to local youngsters in schools and at AFCB ID centres. He is pictured with the Dorset FA Girls advanced coaching squad. Keep up the good work Matt!

Bognor Regis Smash it for Six


Well done to Bognor Regis Ladies Cricket Club who we recently supported with equipment and kit. In their first season together, they have won the T20 league, came 2nd in the 35 overs league and were runners-up in the county finals day. They are now planning to expand and get more girls involved.

Coaching Judo in Crawley


It's always a pleasure to get some positive feedback & photos from all of our supported projects. These photos are from the Crawley Kin Ryu Judo Club who we helped by funding 3 of their volunteers to complete their UKCC Level 1 Coaching courses as well as Safeguarding & 1st Aid courses.

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