• Together We Will - New campaign encourages more disabled people to be active


     

    News release

    Thursday 14th July

    New campaign encourages more disabled people to be active

  • Special Olympics GB's Play Unified campaign has been on the march in the Midlands

    Special Olympics GB's Play Unified campaign was on the march in the Midlands on Thursday 30th June 2016.

  • Domino’s customers raise thousands through Pennies digital charity box to support Special Olympics GB

    Domino’s customers raise thousands through Pennies digital charity box to support Special Olympics GB

     

     

  • Special Olympics GB Young Athletes Programme links with MetLife & Swiss Cottage School for success

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Special Olympics GB has just launched the beginning of a new partnership with the Swiss Cottage School and its Development and Research Centre.

  • Special Olympics GB welcomes the new Sport England strategy

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Great Scots join Exeter, Durham, Manchester, Portsmouth, London & Birmingham in embracing Play Unified

    Special Olympics GB's Play Unified campaign has today (Thurs 9 June 2016) embraced young Scottish ambassadors and champions in Glasgow.

    Special Olympics GB athletes from Scotland Leanne, Martin, John and Duncan took part in the day.

    This included an entralling and engaging question and answer session about their sporting journies and overcoming their learning disability.

  • Breaking News: Special Olympics GB announces 21 athletes to go to World Winter Games in Austria 2017

     

    Athletes from Wales, Scotland, South East, North West, Midlands, Yorkshire & Humberside and East of England regions to represent Special Olympics GB at World Winter Games

  • Young People Embrace Inclusion and Equality at Play Unified Summits

    Special Olympics GB's Play Unified Summits have got off to a flying start with five events taking place over the last five weeks in Portsmouth, Manchester, London, Durham and - today (Thurs 12 May) - in Birmingham.

    Over 200 students with and without intellectual (learning) disabilities have been embraced so far by the campaign - the pupils will now become champions, leaders and key participants for this Special Olympics initiative.

  • Thierry Henry & Mersey Legends give Special Olympics GB's ‎Unified Sports boost

    Huge thanks to Thierry Henry for his message and support at Special Olympics GB's ‎recent Unified Sports event through Thierry's ONE 4 ALL Foundation!

    Thank you also Liverpool FC Academy for hosting this brilliant event.

  • Farewell Trish Swift

    It is with great sadness we learnt that Trish Swift passed away peacefully at home on the 23 February 2016, aged 71. She was actively involved as a volunteer of the Special Olympics GB club in Brighton, as well as the National Summer Games held in this city in 1986.  She was also part of the evaluation committees of the National Games in Portsmouth in 1997 and in Cardiff in 2001.

  • Gateshead club accolade: 'Special Olympics is the best thing we've ever done'

    A tremendous reward for one of our clubs - over the last two years since Special Olympics Gateshead began, this is recognition of their great works. The club's main contact, Keith Hogan picks up the story: 

  • Athletes get their voices heard

    Athletes with intellectual (learning) disabilities took part at the first Special Olympics GB Athlete Leadership Conference held in Leamington Spa on Tuesday 12 April 2016. Attendees were divided into four groups and encouraged to have conversations where athletes’ ideas and opinions were actively listened to.

  • Legends Currie & Hirst kick-off volunteer search for the 2017 Special Olympics GB National Games in Sheffield

    Sheffield football legends Tony Currie and David Hirst, together with The Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Talib Hussain, have today officially launched the ‘Volunteers Programme’ for Special Olympics GB’s National Games. The Games will be held in Sheffield in August 2017.

  • DAY 1: Wonderful performances in Serre Chevalier

    What an incredibly memorable atmosphere and set of performances for the first day of competition, replete with wonderful skiing weather in Serre Chevalier for Special Olympics GB’s skiers. 

    It was all topped off with a rousing medal ceremony and a communal singing of ‘We are the Champions’.  Ability, passion, fun and laughter are all in abundance.  

  • Our National Alpine Skiing Competition gets under way in Serre Chevalier Vallée

    Over 100 alpine skiers with intellectual disabilities and coaches from regions right across England, Scotland and Wales travelled to the South of France for our 2016 National Alpine Skiing Competition.

    This is one of Special Olympics GB’s biggest events every four years and will be held on the slopes of Serre Chevalier in France, 13-20 March 2016.

  • Special Olympics GB and Youth Sport Trust team up to Play Unified

    Special Olympics Great Britain is delighted to announce its exciting new campaign aimed at changing perceptions of and attitudes towards young people with intellectual (learning) disabilities.

  • 2017 National Summer Games Families Programme Launched

    It’s a family affair for Special Olympics GB ahead of their National Summer Games to be held in Sheffield in August 2017.

    Special Olympics GB launched the Families Programme for their tenth National Summer Games - which will be held for the second time in its history in Sheffield on Thursday 25 February.

  • The logo and creative identity for our National Games Sheffield 2017 revealed

    Special Olympics GB is delighted to launch the logo and identity for its National Summer Games 2017 to be held in Sheffield. Our charity is approaching Sheffield businesses for support around all aspects of the National Games.

  • Over 100 athletes and coaches to take part at National Alpine Skiing Competition

    Over 100 skiers and coaches from regions right across England, Scotland and Wales have been selected to take part at the 2016 Special Olympics GB National Alpine Skiing Competition.

    This is one our biggest events of the year and will be held on the slopes of Serre Chevalier in France from 13 until 20 March 2016.

  • Meet our skiier Alpine Skiier Jono Lehrter

    Jono is one of over 100 Special Olympics GB skiers and coaches heading to France in March for The National Competition.

    Jono told us: “I’m 22 years old, I live near Guildford and I love to ski." 

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