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Tower Hamlets, London Borough of (London): Time to shine

News   •   Sep 07, 2010 12:38 BST

Six young people with disabilities from Tower Hamlets took part in a four day sporting extravaganza at Stoke Mandeville, the birthplace of the Paralympic Games.

Taking part in a host of activities, including sitting volleyball, archery, swimming, handcycling, tennis, basketball and athletics, they joined young people from across the five Olympic host boroughs (Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest).

Councillor Denise Jones, Lead Member for Culture at Tower Hamlets Council, said: “This was a fantastic experience for young people with disabilities in Tower Hamlets. It gave them the opportunity to try out different sports and compete against other young people of similar ability.

“It’s events like these that give young people the encouragement they need to achieve great things.”

The activity was part of Time to Shine, a sports and cultural event for young people with disabilities, that is funded by the contractors from the Olympic site.

This is the third time that young people from the borough have attended that annual Time to Shine event at Stoke Mandeville Stadium.

This year Tower Hamlets won the Outstanding Team Achievement Award for Sitting Volleyball.

The event took place between 24 and 27 August, and was aimed at young disabled people between the ages of 11 and 18 years old.

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