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Yikes we only have eight weeks left until we fly to South Africa (SA) for our next adventure race.

If you are wondering what an adventure race involves then you are not alone, it is quite an unknown sport in England. For the race in SA we have to complete the following disciplines (at altitude to make it more interesting!)

Donkey - 6km - ( in order for the donkey to carry our packs, we are required to catch it first, wish us luck!!!)

Horse Ride - 10km

Mountain Biking (MTB) - 250 km

Kayak - 45 km

Hiking / running - 181 km

The race is non supported, and we have to carry all our own supplies, for example food, hydration, warm clothes and emergency first aid kit. As it is a non-stop race it is up to us when we sleep, although there are no hotels, and a tent is too heavy to carry so you basically sleep on the ground. Umm, I am beginning to understand why the sport is not popular in England!

Over the next few weeks, I will keep you posted on our training journey 😊 the good and the bad.  

Follow our preparations (and pain!) for the next big race on our sporting calendar – and you can support our fundraising too by donating here

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Continued support for our Boccia Club

We are delighted that Sense - connecting sight, sound and life, are continuing to support us to provide Boccia at the Chamwell Centre.

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Chamwell's Swim Teacher to run 50km to support the charity

Our amazing Swim Teacher Jo Davis will be participating in a gruelling 50km run in the Forest of Dean to raise funds for Chamwell.

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Cader Idris Mountain Race

Ras y Gader, the Cader Idris mountain race, one of the toughest fell races in Wales, and viewed by many as a classic "must do" race. The event starts and finishes in the market town of Dolgellau, at sea level, and climbs almost 3000ft to the summit of Pen y Gader itself. One of the real challenges of the race is the constantly changing terrain, switching from steep metalled roads to flat tracks behind Gwernan lake, pitched steps up the Pony Path, and picking your way among the boulder fields on the final ascent........and then you've got to do it all in reverse!

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Molly's Blog

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May

4

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2022

Soundabout Choir

We're working towards our first ever performance at Worcester Cathedral in partnership with Worcestershire’s Inclusive Choir. The event will take place on the evening of Sunday 12th June at 6:30 pm - 7:15pm. We will be be learning a new song to perform at the event, which is Amazing Grace.

Mar

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2022

Adventure Race South Africa 3 weeks to go!

How time flies!! - only 3 weeks to go, managed to complete a 50km run with our 8kg rucksack on Sunday, so our training is still on track.

Feb

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2022

HRH The Princess Royal officially opens the Chamwell Centre

We are delighted to report that Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, officially opened the Chamwell Centre on Tuesday 25 January.

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2022

Adventure Race South Africa 8 weeks to go

Yikes we only have eight weeks left until we fly to South Africa (SA) for our next adventure race.

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2022

Adventure Race South Africa

Many of you who visit the Chamwell Centre will know of (the always cheerful) Julie de Leeuw. Not only is she Chamwell’s Operations Manager, she’s also our in-house ‘pocket rocket’. When most of us are thinking of how we can spend our days away from work relaxing at home or with friends and family, Julie is planning her training schedule. You remember that day last week when it reached 2 degrees Celsius? Well, Julie had her day off and was out kayaking. “Sorry!”, she typed in her text – “my fingers are freezing, I can’t type properly I’m so cold after 40 miles of kayaking”. You see, Julie and her husband Anton are Adventure Racers.

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Yikes we only have eight weeks left until we fly to South Africa (SA) for our next adventure race.

If you are wondering what an adventure race involves then you are not alone, it is quite an unknown sport in England. For the race in SA we have to complete the following disciplines (at altitude to make it more interesting!)

Donkey - 6km - ( in order for the donkey to carry our packs, we are required to catch it first, wish us luck!!!)

Horse Ride - 10km

Mountain Biking (MTB) - 250 km

Kayak - 45 km

Hiking / running - 181 km

The race is non supported, and we have to carry all our own supplies, for example food, hydration, warm clothes and emergency first aid kit. As it is a non-stop race it is up to us when we sleep, although there are no hotels, and a tent is too heavy to carry so you basically sleep on the ground. Umm, I am beginning to understand why the sport is not popular in England!

Over the next few weeks, I will keep you posted on our training journey 😊 the good and the bad.  

Follow our preparations (and pain!) for the next big race on our sporting calendar – and you can support our fundraising too by donating here

Other Events

Jun

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22

Inclusive Cycling

We are excited to announce that we will be working in partnership with Goals Beyond Grass and Gloucestershire Disability Fund to provide Inclusive Cycling at the Chamwell Centre.

May

21

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22

Table Cricket Taster Session

Table Cricket Taster Session - We're pleased to announce that on Saturday 21st May 2022 at 12pm - 1pm we will be holding a Table Cricket Taster Session here at the Chamwell Centre in the Discovery Zone. This session is free of charge for all participates. Why not come along and try this sport, never know you may love it!!

Mar

19

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22

Table Cricket Taster Session

Why not come along and try this FREE SESSION of Table Cricket at The Chamwell Centre.

Mar

1

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22

Table Cricket

Never heard of table cricket? No, we hadn’t either, but then Jeanette Tate - Disability Development Officer for Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation came to see us and suggested we run some taster sessions at Chamwell. Well, we couldn’t have been happier.

Feb

26

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22

Chamwell Youth and Social Club

Next session Saturday 18th June 2022- Come along and join us where you can see what the club has to offer. There will be games, including table cricket, Boccia, and interactive video games ...to name but a few. (Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to support those young people who have challenging behaviour, or who pose a ‘flight risk’).

Feb

21

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February Half Term Activities

Half Term activities at The Chamwell Centre

Feb

19

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22

Soundabout and Chamwell Inclusive Choir

Next session is on Saturday 11h June 2022. We will join our friends at Soundabout via zoom on the big screen in the Levinge Suite upstairs at Chamwell. We have musical instruments, enthusiasm and a huge screen. You don't need to be able to sing in tune or play a musical instrument - just have fun. On alternate Saturday afternoons the Chamwell Centre and national music education charity Soundabout host a new inclusive choir for children and young people of all abilities across Gloucestershire focused on ensuring young people with severe and profound learning disabilities are able to share their voice.

Jan

22

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22

Boccia Club

Boccia is a sport of intriguing tactics, incredible skill and nailbiting tension. Once you see it or play it you will be hooked! Come along on a Saturday afternoon and have a go. Boccia Beginners Club - learn new skills, make new friends.