05/02/18

LimbPower are on Track for the 10th LimbPower Games!

LimbPower is a registered chairty created to support and empower amputees and people with a limb impairment to live an active and healthy life post impairment, to get active, get involved and get moving post impairment, whether the impairment is congenital or acquired.

The LimbPower Games is designed to offer a conducive and friendly environment for new amputees and individuals with limb impairments new to physical activity and sport to take part in a range of sports and activities and reap the physical, psychological and social benefits.

Stoke Mandeville Stadium will host the 10th annual LimbPower Games on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May. This event is the highlight of the year for many amputees and individuals with limb impairments looking to discover and progress in physical activity and sport. It is also an opportunity to meet like-minded people, to share information, resources and hints and tips.

Stuart Wheatley, Marketing Communications Manager at OttoBock

“We’re honoured to be able to support LimbPower for the very special 10th Games and it has been wonderful to see how this event has gone from strength to strength through the years. We are excited to introduce the participants to our range of products that support an active lifestyle, as well as get involved ourselves in the fantastic variety of sports that are available! We are incredibly proud to be a part of LimbPower’s mission to empower amputees and people with a limb impairment to get active, get involved and get moving.”

Over the years the LimbPower Games has helped hundreds of amputees and individuals with limb impairments to gain confidence, improve mobility and find a great new activity. The Games have even been responsible for starting some on the road to the Paralympics! 83% of past participants to our events have said that they have gone on to take up a sport.

Among the sports on offer this year are: Athletics (track & field), cycling, archery, tennis, badminton, swimming, shooting, basketball, cricket, sitting volleyball, football, golf. New this year for beginners are the Gym Workshops, Running Workshop, Nordic walking and Dance Workshop, as well as some excellent competition events for amputees wanting to take their sport a little more seriously, these include a cycling time trial, running competition, table tennis, archer and badminton.

Thanks to the generous support of the Douglas Bader Foundation, Stewarts, and OttoBock and LimbPower’s fundraising efforts throughout the year, the LimbPower Games is available to participants for a modest registration fee only.

Nichola Fosler, Partner at Stewarts commented:

“Stewarts is really pleased to support with the LImbPower Games again this year. It’s an inspirational event, often being the first step back into sport for newly injured people, and something our team looks forward to being involved with each year.”

Kiera Roche, LimbPower’s Founder and Chief Executive said:

“This is what it is all about, introducing amputees and individuals with limb impairments to the people and organisations who offer an amazing range of sports and activities that can really make a difference to their lives. Whether it’s just for fun, or with a view to competition, the LimbPower Games enables everyone to set and meet their own challenges and forge friendships that will last a lifetime.”

Anyone who is interested in finding our more should contact Kiera on Kiera@limbpower.com.

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