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Accessible and therapeutic exercise sessions for young people with disabilities experiencing barriers to sport

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Tonbridge and Malling
Children, Young People and Families Theme
Amount Awarded
Date Awarded
July 2019
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About Olympia Boxing CIC 

The project KCF funded provided therapeutic exercise support sessions to young people with learning and / or sensory disabilities and experiencing barriers to participation due to their disability. The sessions incorporated fitness, strength and co-ordination exercises while working therapeutically on social communication, language and sensory processing with speech and language therapists.

Results from the funding

The grant enabled the participants to become engaged in sport and gave them access to therapy that had not previously been accessible. The project has not only benefited the lives of the participants, but it has helped with family and school life. There have been less anger issues, more focus during school, improved eating and sleeping patterns and improved health by becoming active and improving weight management

Beneficiary story

One student had not participated in any sport or therapy at all before this programme. He not only continued in the Community Thera-Box programme, but has joined a local boxing club. The school and parents have reported that the programme has changed his life and he has a focus on training and learning. He is less aggressive and disruptive at school and has fewer meltdowns at home. He is able to communicate his feelings and is a much better person.

MASSIVE 'thank you ' to everyone at Kent Community Foundation. Your funding support is HUGELY appreciated and has enabled us to get into the heart of local communities with REAL, affordable, healthy and tasty food that does so much more than feed people.

Community chef Mike Spackman, Sheppey Matters

KCF's enthusiasm for what we are doing and hoping to do, coupled with helpful advice, gave us the confidence to take this daunting step which has paid off.

Liz Turner, Octopus Foundation

It's great having a foundation that empowers organisations and charities in our community to make real positive differences and changes!

Tom, MMK Mind