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Donation boosts project to create outdoor gym facility for children with disabilities

A project to provide a special gym adapted for children with disabilities in Lichfield has received a boost from a Burntwood building firm.

Children from Queen's Croft School

Children from Queen’s Croft High School

Children at Queens Croft High School came up with the idea for the outdoor gym for people aged 11 to 19.

Chasetown housebuilding firm Cameron Homes has given the project its backing with a £1,000 donation and a £100 voucher to use as a fundraising raffle page.

Ashley Hall, from the Birmingham Road School, said: “We are very grateful to Cameron for their generous donation.

“All of the children need physiotherapy and yet it is not easily available to them. Low muscle tone and loose ligaments restrict body movement, posture and muscle co-ordination, causing activity limitations and difficulties in control.

“This new gym will be the start of ‘boot camp’ style physiotherapy and tailor-made dance and fitness classes for the children and hopefully parents and carers as well.

“The new equipment has been carefully chosen to ensure that every user, whatever their ability, can access it all as at the moment there is no mainstream club or gym they can attend so it will help them to grow confidence and self-worth as they want to be fit and healthy.

“Our pupils came up with the idea for this project as they are aware of the benefits of regular exercise and they are now so very excited that their dream is becoming a reality.”

Mrs Hall said the facility would be open to other members of the community with disabilities at weekends and evenings.

Danielle Goffe-Wood, of Cameron Homes, said: “We look forward to visiting the new facility when it is completed later this year and seeing for ourselves the difference it makes to the young people’s lives.”

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