Power2Inspire was thrilled to be a part of the Arthur Rank Hospice Transitions Open Day on Monday 23rd August.  Designed to assist young patients, their families and carers, in the stressful move to a new home, a number of local charities and organisations attended to make the day as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.  We were helping with the new inclusive sports equipment acquired by Arthur Rank through a grant from Sport England.

We showcased new age kurling, boccia, some target games, skittles, and a variety of games using a net, rackets and balls and shuttlecocks.  We were also able to teach the staff so the activities can be played with all the residents when we are not around.  Fun was had and a couple of members of staff seemed a bit addicted!

Patrick Gosling, our star volunteer, was vital in encouraging and cajoling.  But I am sure he will be first to say that the games are accessible to all and anyone can learn them.  That is why we were keen to teach the staff so the new kit does not stay in the cupboard but gets used by the residents, their families, friends, and carers.  We so enjoyed our afternoon, we look forward to returning at further transitions days.

You can find out more about the fabulous Arthur Rank Hospice and read their blog from the Transitions Day by clicking the link.

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John Willis

CEO & Founder, Power2Inspire