Somerset Care Home Supports National Paralympic Day

Greenhill House in TimsburyLeonard Cheshire Disability is proud to be supporting National Paralympic Day by staging a residents-versus-staff competition at one of its care homes near Bath.

Disabled residents at Greenhill House in Timsbury, Somerset have challenged carers and other staff to compete in ‘Boccia’, a precision sport related to bowls and petanque.

Several Paralympic sports will be in the spotlight on Sunday July 26 as Britain marks the third national Paralympic day since London 2012.

World class athletics and swimming will return to London’s Olympic Park on the Sunday, with the Leonard Cheshire Disability match taking place on the Monday.

Ann Birtwistle, Leonard Cheshire Disability Volunteer Co-ordinator, said: “Greenhill House’s internal event will be held in the same spirit as London 2012, with the care home having enjoyed several interactions with Team GB’s Paralympians recently.”

Swimming star Ellie Symonds supported the Greenhill House team when they demonstrated Boccia at Bath University, while sprinter Ben Rushgrove has watched training this month.

Next month Team GB Boccia captain Nigel Murray will train the Greenhill House team, which competes in the Boccia England Pan Disability League.

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