Help us tackle loneliness among disabled people this Christmas
This year, we’re bringing our community together over Christmas to tackle loneliness among disabled people
This Christmas is going to be unlike any other we’ve experienced. For many of us, social distancing restrictions mean we can’t celebrate quite as we’d like to. But, for disabled people, this is even more challenging.
Christmas can be a time of increased loneliness for many people, especially disabled people – who are four times more likely to experience loneliness than non-disabled people.
So now is the time for us to get together and support each other with a bit of festive cheer!
Let's make this Christmas count
The period between Christmas and New Year is often frustrating for many disabled people, with many activities closed or inaccessible. While the pandemic means our Christmas activities can’t run face-to-face this year, we’re committed to bringing disabled people together as we head into the New Year.
That's why we're hosting free online sport sessions throughout December, with a special Christmas Club on 29 December to keep disabled people active and connected.
And with your support, we're going to send sports equipment to disabled people across London. Each pack costs just £50 and includes skipping rope, balls and bats.
We have already sent over 800 packs this year, and with your support, we're aiming to reach 1,000 people by the end of 2020. Please support us and help us spread a little cheer this Christmas!
Find out more by visiting www.disabilitysportscoach.co.uk/loneliness/