Bath Mencap & Gateway Sports club

Bath Mencap & Gateway Sports club

At a glance

Causes

  • Learning disabilities / difficulties

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Regional

Objectives

We provide sports opportunities for people with a learning disability and their families or carers. Exercise is important for all people but people with a learning disability often find it difficult to access public sports facilities. We provide an opportunity one evening per week for our members to participate in sports. Some are competitive whilst others are carried out in a more relaxed atmosphere but all give our members the chance to exercise within their own personal abilities.

Activities

We have members who play football when possible outside. We also have access to the sports hall where our members can play badminton or join in a variety of team games. Later in our evening session we have exclusive use of the sports centre swimming pool with a lane for serious swimmers and the rest of the pool for those who don’t want to just do lengths.

Current opportunities

Raise funds for a small charity and help us continue to provide opportunities to participate in sport for people with learning disabilities in the...