Wingate Awards 2019

We celebrated the achievements of our disabled gym users at a fabulous end of year awards ceremony recently.

Supported by family, carers and friends, participants received their Wingate and Winstrada Awards, recognising their achievements in gym-based activities at the centre, over the last 12 months.

The audience was also treated to a spectacular trampoline display by gym user Ainsley as well as a dance performance from the Dance and Movement group, which meets at the centre once a week.

Elizabeth Brocklehurst, Marketing & Fundraising Manager at the Wingate Special Children’s Trust said:

“It was a privilege to witness the pride that our gym users felt in receiving recognition for the progress that they have made by taking part in recreational activities.  There are so many benefits of participation in sport and recreation, but unfortunately disabled people are often excluded from this experience.”  

She added:

“Our awards are a reminder of why it is so important that facilities like The Wingate Centre are available for our disabled gym users. Our sessions make a real difference to people’s lives.”