New Films Released to Inspire More Disabled People to Get Active!
Posted: Thu, 28 Nov 2019 11:00
A series of short films have been released to help encourage more disabled people in Northamptonshire to get active. The films which are part of a project entitled 'See Active Be Active' have been created by Screen Northants in partnership with Northamptonshire Sport and Northamptonshire Federation of Disability Sport. Funded by grants obtained from Northampton Borough Council, Tesco's/Groundworks Bags of Help and Local Giving.
The See Active Be Active project was officially launched last night at an event held at Franklin's Gardens home of Northampton Saints. This was attended by the film stars and their families as well as an audience of invited guests who all got to see the films shown for the very first time.
Each of the four films features a person from Northamptonshire with a disability, or long term health condition and shows them participating in a form of physical activity. These include Kascie who has Cerebral Palsy playing wheelchair rugby and Kian enjoying swimming despite having a visual impairment as a result of various health issues. The other two are Carole doing the Northampton parkrun in her day chair that she uses due to a long term pain condition and Ellie who has Down's syndrome, but hasn't let this stop her from participating in gymnastics.
The films are all now available for people to view and share on the Northamptonshire Sport You Tube channel.
Northamptonshire Sport's lead officer for work on disability development, Graeme Wilson stated:
"We are extremely excited and proud to be releasing these films today! Screen Northants have done a fantastic job of making them and the four people who starred in them were absolutely brilliant. They are all perfect advocates for physical activity and we hope that other disabled people watch the films, see how much benefit these people have got from being active and decide to give it a go themselves. Disabled people are currently half as likely to be active as non – disabled people, so we'd really appreciate people's help addressing this by watching and sharing the films."
To find out more information about the films and opportunities for disabled people in Northamptonshire to get active please contact Graeme by phone on 07766 991828, or email Graeme.Wilson@firstforwellbeing.co.uk. Further details can also be found on the disability section of the Northamptonshire Sport website.