Sporting success for charity

Alive and Kicking at Spalding Rotary's Special Games
Alive and Kicking at Spalding Rotary's Special Games

ATHLETIC adults with learning difficulties picked up an impressive tally of medals at a recent sporting competition held for similarly abled competitors.

Members of Skegness based charity Alive and Kicking made their annual journey to Spalding to compete in the Rotary Club’s long-running Special Games recently.

Although star athlete Kevin Freiberg had injured himself during an earlier football competition, the group picked up a respectable tally of eight gold, 18 silver and 16 bronze medals throughout the event.

Charity chairman Tina Mellors said: “The rain held off and everyone really enjoyed themselves.

“Many of our members can’t compete in ordinary races so this enables them to compete against their own peers.

“Spalding Rotary had everything laid on for us, so we’d all like to say a big thank you for a really great day.”

The charity regularly takes its members out on fun and rewarding excursions such as this, but could be forced to cut back its activities due to problems with its minibus.

Mrs Mellors has made an urgent plea for fundraising support to help keep the charity on the road. If you can help call her on 07900 275119.