Disabled children row for Sport Relief

A team of 16 students from the Percy Hedley Foundation took part in a charity row-a-thon in Newcastle last week, raising money for Sport Relief.

The children – aged between 14 and 16 years old – rowed a total of 16,600 metres on indoor rowing machines supplied by the Tony Blair Sports Foundation.

The Percy Hedley Foundation is a specialist school which supports children with cerebral palsy, and Head Teacher Judith James was proud of her pupils’ performance:

“We wanted to take part as it is a great way for our children, young people and adults to be part of the local community. As disabled people they look for ways that they can take part in initiatives such as Sport Relief – we just need to do it slightly differently. One of our mottos is ‘Just Think What’s Possible’ and taking part in initiatives such as this is one way we can show that anything is possible with the right support.”

“The students produced some really inspiring performances and at the same time have raised money for a very worthwhile cause,” added Jeanette Pickard, Chief Executive of the Tony Blair Sports Foundation. “Well done to all who took part.”

For more information about the Percy Hedley Foundation visit www.percyhedley.org.uk.