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Community Games

Inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Herefordshire Learning Disability Community Games gives people with learning disabilities the opportunity to take part in a range of sporting events.

The games were originally set up by Affinity Trust in partnership with ECHO, Herefordshire Mencap, Aspire and Wye Valley NHS Trust, who all provide support and opportunities for adults with a learning disability across Herefordshire.

Our aim was to bring the Olympic spirit to the people that we support, to encourage them to have a healthy, active lifestyle, and, most importantly, to give people the opportunity to have fun.

September 2012 saw 180 people take part in the first Community Games, opened by Jamie Dancyger – Special Olympics GB athlete with 10 gold, seven silver and four bronze medals under his belt. Other athletes, such as Olympic torchbearers Stan Cantrill and Ian Sockett, also helped out at the event.Two ladies holding a hand made community games banner

The second Community Games took place in 2014 and welcomed back both Jamie Dancyger and Ian Sockett. It was organised by Affinity Trust, ECHO, Herefordshire Mencap and 2gether. One participant said: “I liked doing boxing with Richard and Vince – it made me feel like a strong man” while another said: “The buddy bikes were brilliant. I liked going round the racecourse on one.”

In 2016, the Community Games returned for a third time. Mayor of Hereford Jim Kenyon opened the event, which was organised by Affinity Trust, ECHO, Herefordshire Mencap, Aspire, Brightstripe, and 2gether NHS Foundation Trust.

Our many thanks go to Sport Relief and the Renton Foundation, who provided the funding to make the Learning Disability Community Games a reality.

Herefordshire’s Learning Disability Community Games is a registered event with the Community Games in partnership with the London 2012 Olympics.

Rosemary Wooderson from Affinity Trust said: “The aim of our Community Games is to inspire adults with learning disabilities across Herefordshire to keep active. Previous Community Games provided the opportunity to try out new sports and activities in a fun, relaxed and supportive environment. Our Games have created their own lasting legacy, as we have used money raised by the events to fund further courses of popular activities.”

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Head Office
1 St. Andrew's Court, Wellington Street, Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 3WT View Map
T: 01844 267800 F: 01844 267049 E:

Central England

Central - Divisional Office
109 Boston Road, Beaumont Leys, Leicester, LE4 1AW View Map
T: 0116 236 3793 F: 0345 643 7094 E:

East England

East - Divisional Office
U18, South Fens Business Centre, Fenton Way, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire PE16 6TT View Map
T: 01354 696009 F: 08456 437521 E:
Suffolk Office
Office 3, Wharfside House, Prentice Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1RD View Map
T: 01449 774030 E:
Norfolk Office
Crome House, 231 St. Faiths Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR6 7AP View Map
T: 01603 400321 F: 01603 400771 E:


Midlands - Divisional Office
Wood Lane Community Centre, 157 Wood Lane, West Bromwich, B70 9PT View Map
T: 0121 553 3502 E:

North England

North - Divisional Office
The Gatehouse, Curtis Buildings, Berking Avenue, Leeds LS9 9LF View Map
T: 0113 468 4460 F: 0113 242 1399 E:
Sheffield Office
157-163 Sheffield Road, Killamarsh, Sheffield S21 1DY View Map
T: 0114 276 4980 E:
Shipley Office
Unit 9 Parkview Court, St Paul's Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 3DX View Map
T: 01274 533553 E:

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1 St. Andrew's Court Wellington Street, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3WT View Map
T: 07341 478228 E:


Scotland - Divisional Office
62 Viewfield Road, Ayr KA8 8HH View Map
T: 01292 436030 E:
Oban Office
First Floor, Glenshellach House, 7e Glengallan Road, Oban, PA34 4HG View Map
T: 01631 571311 F: 01631 566708 / 0872 111 4616 E:
Aberdeen Office
Bon Accord House, Riverside Drive, Aberdeen AB11 7SL View Map
T: 01224 039264 E:
Isle of Bute Office
18 East Princes Street, Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20 9DL View Map
T: 01700 500376 E:
Irvine office
Suites 2/1 and 2/2, Landek House, 44-46 Bank Street, Irvine KA12 0LP View Map
T: 01294 446600 E:

South England

South - Divisional Office
Suites 53-55, Aldershot Enterprise Centre, Mandora House, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 2PW View Map
T: 01252 311188 F: 01252 311170 E:
Oxford Office
Office 4, Hampden House, Monument Park, Chalgrove, Oxfordshire OX44 7RW View Map
T: 01865 893269 E:
Somerset Office
Mendip Court, Bath Road, Wells, Somerset BA5 3DG View Map
T: 01749 605594 E:

South East England

South East - Divisional Office
Suite 2+3, Henwood Pavilion, Henwood, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8DH View Map
T: 01233 665324 E:
East Sussex Office
Units 31-32, Castleham Business Centre East, Stirling Road, St Leonards On Sea, East Sussex, TN38 9NP View Map
T: 01424 853390 F: 0845 643 7300 E:

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Specialist Support
Head Office, 1 St Andrew's Court, Wellington Street, Thame View Map
T: 01844 267800 F: 01844 267049 E:

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