Free Drop in Boccia Morning
After Louis’s fantastic guest blog last month, Kingsway Care has been on a mission to share his passion for Boccia with more people. This journey has been nothing short of inspiring, and we’re thrilled to share the exciting developments that have unfolded in the past few weeks.
Getting the Ball Rolling
Kingsway Care’s headquarters in Hove found a hidden gem right in their neighborhood – a drop-in Boccia morning at The King Alfred Leisure Centre. This discovery was the first step towards turning Louis’s dreams into a tangible experience for all.
A Wave of Support
With the enthusiasm to make Louis’s vision a reality, Kingsway Care wasted no time. They reached out to various parties and stakeholders, rallying support for their cause. The response was overwhelming, with several individuals and organizations expressing their interest in getting involved.
A quick meeting on-site paved the way for an exciting announcement. Kingsway Care, in collaboration with their inspiring Paralympian Client, Louis, Freedom Leisure and the Brighton & Hove’s Healthy Lifestyles Team, have created a special Boccia event for the 17th of October 2023.
“It was absolutely brilliant to meet on Tuesday to understand how much Boccia is already being played locally, and begin to plan the Boccia event. I think this is a really exciting time for Boccia in Brighton & Hove and is a pleasure to be a part of.”Louis Saunders
Meet and Be Coached by Louis:
The highlight of this upcoming event is the opportunity to meet and be coached by Louis himself. As a Paralympian with a deep passion for Boccia, Louis brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. Participants can look forward to learning from the very best and gaining insights that could take their Boccia game to new heights.
Vicky Haines, MD, Kingsway Care said, “It’s been a pleasure to support Louis to bring his Boccia skills to a wider audience. We can’t wait to invite a few Kingsway Care Clients and CareGivers along to what promises to be a fantastic Boccia Event next month!
Collaborating with so many lovely, enthusiastic local supporters along the way has been truly heartwarming.“
Thanks to the excitement of all involved for making this free inclusive event happen so quickly! Everyone of all abilities is welcome to drop in on 17th October at the King Alfred Leisure Centre.
With special thanks to:
- Jackie Wood from Freedom Leisure,
- Lauren Rickson from Active for Life Sport and Physical Actvity worker |Healthy LifestylesTeam |Brighton & Hove City Council
- Liz Bartlett from the Grace Eyre Foundation
- Pam Gordon from Rise Life
Did you know Louis is representing Great Britain at the World Boccia Cup 2023 in Portugal?
Day One (3rd October) and he’s smashing it!
Louis Saunders (GB) 5 – 0 Dorian Decarme (FRA)