The Orpheus Centre

The Outdoor Gym and Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)

The Orpheus Centre plans to create an outdoor gym and Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) for our young disabled students. The centre does not have any sports facilities at present. The facility will give our students the opportunity to keep active and will benefit their emotional and mental wellbeing.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1105213)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,000

Amount raised

£10,006

Donations

44

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • I would like a MUGA at Orpheus and to have the opportunity to take part in power chair football and wheelchair basketball

    — Tyler - 2nd year Orpheus student

  • I fully support the efforts of the Orpheus Centre in seeking funding to develop these new facilities which will create sports programmes and improve the wellbeing of the Orpheus Centre's and surrounding community's disabled residents

    — Mrs Alex Hutchinson, Head Teacher, Woldingham School

  • Disabled people are twice as likely to be physically inactive (43%) than non-disabled people (21%)

    — Sport England Active Lives Survey 2017

  • I would like a MUGA at Orpheus and to have the opportunity to take part in power chair football and wheelchair basketball

    — Tyler - 2nd year Orpheus student

  • Disabled people are twice as likely to be physically inactive (43%) than non-disabled people (21%)

    — Sport England Active Lives Survey 2017

  • I fully support the efforts of the Orpheus Centre in seeking funding to develop these new facilities which will create sports programmes and improve the wellbeing of the Orpheus Centre's and surrounding community's disabled residents

    — Mrs Alex Hutchinson, Head Teacher, Woldingham School

Situation

Our students present with conditions such as cerebral palsy, autism, visual and hearing impairments and Down's Syndrome. They all face significant physical or cognitive challenges. It is important for all people, including those with a disability, to try and maintain an exercise regime suited to their needs. The students are keen to have somewhere to play games like football, wheelchair basketball and to keep fit and healthy but currently we have no facilities to enable this to happen.

Solution

All students (and staff) will have daily access to a gym and games area. This will enable them to see improvements in their physical fitness and wellbeing, strength and stamina; this is particularly important to our wheelchair users. We will open up the facility to alumni and other disabled people living locally so that they might benefit from access to inclusive sports.