Cedar Sports Day

Friday 30 June 2017

Over the past 2 years Cedar has been a partner in a project called "Sport+4All - Active and Included". This is a European Erasmus+ project involving 6 other partner organisations from Italy, Estonia, Germany, Lithuania, Portugal and Spain.

On Thursday 22nd June Cedar held an information event at the Devenish Complex in Belfast to present on the activities, results and learning from Sport+4All. It was well attended by Cedar service users, volunteers, staff and key local partner organisations.
Cedar's Head of Employability, Kieran Molloy, delivered a presenatation on Sport+4All highlighting the background to the project, its objectives and learning activities and the key success factors and results. Sergio Dominguez, Disability Sports Officer, presented on the success of Cedar's "On Yer Bike" Accessible Cycling Club and John Brennan, one our service users, shared his experience of being involved in the cycling club.

There were also presentations from external partners. Disability Sport NI provided information on the new Everybody Active 2020 initiative aimed at encouraging specific groups, including people with disabilities, to become more involved in sport and physical activities. The Belfast Health Development Unit presented on the work of the Belfast Strategic Partnership and its Active Belfast Programme which supports and funds community and voluntary organisations, such as Cedar, to improve the health and wellbeing of citizens through physical activity and healthy eating.

Sergio provided information on Cedar's new Global Challenge project funded under the Active Belfast Grant Scheme. This project aims to enhance health and wellbeing by challenging teams of people with disabilities to cycle and walk the distance of the circumference of the earth.

The event finished off with some of our volunteers receiving certificate of recognition. Over lunch guests had the opportunity to have a go on our accessible bikes.

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