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Foundation celebrates one year of Energise project

Posted on 14 November 2013  - 09:30

Family, carers and staff at the Haringey Day Opportunities Centre were joined by representatives from the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and National Grid to celebrate the Energise Project.

Foundation celebrates one year of Energise projectFoundation celebrates one year of Energise project

The event celebrated the joint National Grid and Tottenham Hotspur Foundation initiative launched in December, 2012, to support the centre’s delivery of sport and physical activity sessions for people with learning and/or physical disabilities.

With funding provided by National Grid and coaching support from the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, the unique project has enabled the centre to provide over 450 hours of coaching, and £1500 for equipment and training, to prepare athletes with severe or profound intellectual or physical disabilities for sport related activities.

Speaking at the celebration event, Cllr Dhiren Basu, who represents the Seven Sisters Ward, said: "I was delighted to attend the event and see first-hand the positive benefits the Energise Project is bringing to people in my Ward. What is really great is the range of projects being supported and I thank National Grid and the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation for their support and commitment."

Beverley Tarka, Deputy Director, Adults and Commissioning at Haringey Council, said: “The National Grid Energise Project, with the support of Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, has re-energised the Motor Activities Training Programme led by Haringey Council Day Opportunities service in Ermine Road, Tottenham. The athletes, who are all adults with a range of learning disabilities, have benefited considerably and the support of both organisations has provided an opportunity for the sessions to develop and expand into the future. It builds on existing activity programmes and is an excellent example of organisations in the independent sector working with those in the public sector to improve outcomes for all.”