MARLOW THAMES ROTARY GIVES PARALYMPIC THRILL TO HORIZON
PUBLISHED: 12:18 25 August 2012 | UPDATED: 21:47 20 February 2013
High Wycombe based Horizon Sports Club to have trip to London 2012 Paralympics
Members and helpers at High Wycombe based Horizon Sports Club are being given a thrill of a lifetime trip to the London 2012 Paralympics, thanks to the generosity of Marlow Thames Rotary Club.
Horizon is an imaginative local charity that gives disabled and special needs children and young people the chance to discover the pleasures of sport and Marlow Thames Rotary members are providing tickets, coach travel and lunch expenses for 22 Horizon enthusiasts to see Paralympic athletics stars in action.
The coach leaves early on Monday, 3 September from Wycombe Sports Centre, Marlow Road, High Wycombe and picks up from Olympic Park for the return journey at 4pm, giving plenty of time for the children to enjoy an action packed day of fantastic sporting events.
The idea for the trip came from Steve Berry of Marlow Thames Rotary Club, whose daughter was a helper at Horizon. He explains: I was president of the Rotary Club three years ago when we launched a special Youth Theme. Then our members had the idea about sponsoring a trip for young people to experience London 2012 and Horizon was the natural choice for the donation.
Horizon is well established in the Wycombe and Marlow area and offers sensitive professional coaching to teach new skills to children who attend their sessions in their chosen areas of interest, whether gymnastics, swimming, tennis, indoor athletics or youth football. It provides the chance to build on personal achievements, get together with other children and have fun too.
Anita Templar of Horizon commented: This is a wonderful opportunity for our young people to be spectators at the exciting Paralympic games and we really appreciate the generosity of Marlow Thames Rotary Club in making this possible.