Deputy Mayor opens Discovery Day at Angel Centre

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Last Updated: 06 Oct 2017 3:29pm

On Thursday 5 October, around 70 students with special needs from three different schools and one college joined the Deputy Mayor of Tonbridge and Malling, Cllr Pam Bates, for the 2017 Discovery Day at the Angel Centre in Tonbridge.

Organised by Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council in conjunction with the Tonbridge and Malling Leisure Trust, the day provided the children with a wide range of sporting activities to take part in including basketball, arts & crafts, trampolining, handball, judo, boxing (non-contact), gymnastics, short tennis, boccia, sitting volleyball, zumba and Boxfit, many of which were delivered by local clubs and coaches.

The event was sponsored by Fidelity International which also volunteered a number of members of their staff to help run the day.  Vicki Haxton, from the Fidelity charity committee, says: "Fidelity is pleased to support this great local initiative which introduces sporting and leisure activities to local children. The disability sports awareness day is such a pleasure for us to be a part of, and it is heart-warming to see the children discovering something new."

Tonbridge Lions Club also supported the event. Vice President, Gordon Hill, attended and along with the Deputy Mayor welcomed all the children and staff to what looked to be a great day of fun activities.

Cllr Pam Bates, Deputy Mayor of Tonbridge and Malling, says: "Many thanks to everyone involved in making the Discovery Day such a success – it was great to see children enjoying such a great range of activities.  Many of them were trying something they had never done before so it was exciting to see them being so creative and mastering new skills."