Girls Win takes on Summer in style
We are very proud to announce that in one its last moments in its current guise, Girls Win has won has won the Sporting Chance Award at the Learning Disability & Autism Awards. Women and Girls programme leads Maddy and Shedaine were at the ceremony in Birmingham on Friday 28th June where Maddy picked up the award giving recognition for the hard work put in and the lives changed over the first 3 years of this programme that empowers young women with a disability to think more positively about their future.
The judges recognise that sport is an area where people with disabilities can be seen as achievers and winners, and participation in sport or physical activities can improve people’s health and wellbeing. They were looking for a person or team who have worked creatively to develop sporting activities in which people with learning disabilities and/or autism can choose to participate and enjoy. Up against a range of great projects from all over England and Scotland, Girls Win came out on top on the night.
Additionally, in mid-June, our young and energetic Girls Win coach mentors took 7 young women on the annual residential to PGL. The group took part in activities such as raft building, rock climbing, survival skills, archery and the trapeze to name just a few. These young women really stepped out of their comfort zone when faced with new challenges and experiences along the way. It showed how far they have come and they also learned a huge amount about themselves during the trip.
Girls Win now moves into exciting new territory in partnership with long-term TCF supporters Investec and we look forward to revealing more details about the programme soon.
For more information about Girls Win, please contact Maddy Ford.