Great Britain performed well in the Tokyo Olympics bringing home 65 medals and no doubt inspiring many future athletes. Also inspired were the staff and residents of Cabrini House in Orpington, a home for adults with learning disabilities who held their very own Olympics on 11 August.
The residents competed for medals in a variety of activities including running, walking, trampolining, penalty shootout, bean bag throw, dancing, seated volleyball, bowls, and table tennis.
The highly anticipated Olympics Day which had to be cancelled and then rescheduled due to heavy rainfall took place in the garden at Cabrini House and the neighbouring Holy Innocents Primary School field.
Natalie, a Cabrini House resident, said, “I really enjoyed the day, especially the walking race. I can’t wait until next year when we can do it again”.
Claire Morlham, Manager at Cabrini House, said, “The residents had a fabulous day competing for activity medals and awards for, best effort, most improved and best performance, laughing the most, cheering the loudest, most supportive and best team flag or banner. We received a lot of support to make our Olympics happen and we are very grateful to Recognition Express for donating three trophies, Holy Innocents Primary School for allowing us to use their field and everyone else who made this event a huge success.”
The Cabrini House team are fundraising for new garden furniture to make the outdoor space more welcoming and comfortable for residents and their families. If you would like to help, please call 07771518210 or visit email@example.com to donate.
To find out more about Diagrama visit www.diagramafoundation.org.uk
About The Diagrama Foundation
Diagrama is a charity which supports vulnerable people through residential care, adoption and fostering across the southeast of England. The foundation has three small care homes for adults with learning disabilities, a 48-bed care home for elderly with nursing and dementia needs, three homes for vulnerable young people and a Supported Living Service.
Many vulnerable people live a joyless existence without hope and without a true identity or understanding of what is possible to achieve in life.
Diagrama know that when someone has time and belief invested in them they come alive, because that investment has made them feel valued and worthy.
By making the effort to discover the real individual within you can build trust and unlock their hidden potential, igniting a renewed sense of hope and ambition for their life otherwise lost.
Diagrama’s dedicated team provides person-centred, solution-focused services for vulnerable children and adults, because everyone deserves the chance to live their best life possible.