Congratulations to Caleb Grace who, along with 11 other young people from Worthing, took part in the Special Olympics in Bath last weekend. He won 2 gold medals in swimming. Most of the young people came from Oak Grove College. They were competing against some of the best athletes in the country and their small team of 12 came back with 24 medals (10 gold) and lots of personal bests. The games are specifically for people with learning disabilities and are held every four years. There were more than a thousand athletes competing from England, Scotland and Wales over a number of sports including swimming, athletics, tennis, football, gymnastics, boccia and table tennis. It was an amazing event held over three days complete with an opening ceremony where all the athletes got to parade through the crowd and see the torch lit. All the athletes were brilliant and it was a privilege to watch them and share in their achievements. Tansley Grace
The following people celebrate their birthdays this week: Mitchell Wadsworth, Elijah Debnam, Nola Winton, Paul Halls, Isobel Gisbey, Jo Gisbey, Josh Bruford, Matt West (18), Macaulay Larbey & Alice White. Happy birthday everyone!
Several of you have very kindly been knitting baby clothes for Africa. Sue Burns has received this email: “What a lovely box of baby clothes and blankets, not to mention the delightful teddies. Thank you so much for all your hard work and commitment. The £12 donation for shipping is a fantastic help and greatly appreciated. We have a 20ft container on its way to Kenya in 6 weeks or so. Please say thank you to all who have been involved in any way with your wonderful contribution of clothes and money. Best wishes Barbara Hatton”
On Sunday 15th September Rob Newey is playing at The Dolphin, Littlehampton from 1- 3pm and would love to see a good crowd there from ACC.
#ROE2RO 22nd – 28th September – Mark Yates is in a team of people driving a car from Roehampton SW15 to Cristuru in Romania (Roe-2-Ro) on behalf of Regenerate which will take 3 days. They’ll leave the car with the project that Regenerate supports near Cristuru. Last year a Regenerate team built a well for the village. For 2 days they will be building a house for a family who recently lost their father and their home. They will then fly back to UK. The project in Cristuru will use the car to drive to isolated areas to support people in their wider community. Your donations will be used to buy the car & fuel the trip. If in excess of £1,000 is raised, the money will ‘roll over’ in the Regenerate kitty for their next mission to Romania.
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