DSActive programme receives support from City Bridge Trust

The DSActive team this year will be welcoming a new member of staff to the team thanks to a generous grant from the City Bridge Trust. This grant has enabled the team to add a new Sports Officer who will be responsible for all our activity within London. This includes supporting existing clubs, adding new football, tennis and athletics sessions, and working with the leisure and fitness industry to improve the provision within the industry for people with Down’s syndrome.

Alison Gowman, Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s City Bridge Trust Committee, commented: “Since the launch of DSActive hundreds of children and adults with Down’s syndrome and their families have benefitted from the programme. Team sports are great for fitness and health, as well as socialising and boosting confidence. It great to know that with our support the programme can expand and support even more people across the capital. City Bridge Trust is committed to making London a fairer place to work and live.”

The new Sports Officer for London Emma is really looking forward to joining the DSActive team. “Over the years, I have worked closely with DSActive on different projects. I am very excited to be working for DSActive. It is the leading sports programme for people with Down’s syndrome across England and Wales. They have always been supportive to clubs, parents/ careers, people with Down’s Syndrome, volunteers, sports coaches and the community.”

We are really excited to have Emma joining the team and are looking forward to increasing our provision within London. For more details please contact the DSActive team on dsactive@downs-syndrome.org.uk or call 0333 1212 300