One thousand disabled youngsters enjoy a fun day out at Chessington World of Adventures
Over 1,000 youngsters with disabilities and special needs enjoyed a day out to remember today (29 May) as The Lady Taverners took pupils from 33 schools on a Fun Day to Chessington World of Adventures.
Each year The Lady Taverners host a series of Fun Days for disabled pupils and their carers at venues across the UK, from theme parks to petting zoos. To mark The Lady Taverners’ 25th anniversary, this year a record number of pupils from special schools across the UK were invited to Chessington World of Adventures, an opportunity they would otherwise not enjoy.
Derrin Gill, director of The Lady Taverners, said: “The Lady Taverners believe that sport and recreation are essential for all young people, particularly those with special needs. Our Fun Days give youngsters with disabilities and special needs the opportunity to get out and enjoy new places and experiences and make new friends. We are proud to be able to support the staff, parents and young people of so many schools in our 25th year.”
The Lady Taverners is part of The Lord’s Taverners, the official charity of recreational cricket and the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity. The Lady Taverners was formed in 1987 and has raised over £12 million to give young people, particularly those with special needs, a sporting chance.