The Sesame Centre

posted 21 Sep 2012, 10:42 by Bernard Purdy

The Sesame Centre

Which is a Social Services centre for people with complex needs,  based at Fawsley House,organised a sponsored walk around Whitehall Road Recreation Ground  on 25th July. many of their customers walked round for lap after lap, whilst others were pushed round in their wheelchairs. 

This was a  charitable fundraising idea suggested by their customers, who also chose which  charities to donate the money to.

Rugby Sport for the Disabled Association (RSDA) was lucky enough to be one of the 3  charities chosen. A few of our members were able to attend on the day to offer thanks and support.

The result was an amazing £347 which was presented to us  on 21st August.

Many thanks to all those involved

Rugby Job Centre

posted 4 Sep 2012, 09:51 by Bernard Purdy

One of our helpers, Tina Gray, persuaded her colleagues at Rugby Job Centre to go to extraordinary lengths to raise money for Rugby Sport for the Disabled Association (RSDA). The donation was timed to coincide with The Paralympics
The activities that they chose  to raise the money were:
An auction, an auction of promises, A Euro 2012 sweepstake, A Team GB Olympic Medal haul sweepstake, a book sale, a car boot sale and eyebrow threading. (The thought of it is enough to make you wince isn't it?)
Altogether they raised £1050, which was presented to us in The Clem Griffiths Sports Hall during one of our Saturday Morning sessions
Pictured are Tina, with RSDA member Iris Bingham, who was a Paralympic Torch Bearer and chairman Bernard Purdy. Iris is holding the torch that she carried in the Paralympic Torch Relay form Stoke Mandeville to London.
Many thanks to Tina and her colleagues

Rugby Borough Council / Rugby Disability Forum

posted 13 Feb 2012, 12:11 by Bernard Purdy

Not everybody who helps us does so by giving us money.

Rugby Borough Council

had already agreed a design for the New Leisure Centre, but took on board our comments and went to a lot of extra trouble (both councillors and officials) and expense to amend the design to meet our requirements.
It is hoped that the new design will bring significant benefits to all the people of Rugby
It involved several meetings with representatives of RSDA and

Rugby Disability Forum

who  worked with us and provided valuable support throughout the consultation process.

Many thanks to both organisations.

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