Gym News

You’re Invited: Disability Awareness Fun Day 2019

Join us and sample a fantastic range of Tower Hamlets-based free health and wellbeing hubs and activities as part of the Disability Awareness Fun Day 2019 on Thursday 25 July 2019. 

Based by the Hub Building in Victoria Park, Bow and running from 11am - 3pm, the fabulous inclusive fun day - encouraging children and young people with disabilities to engage in healthy living activities locally - will feature choices ranging from a basketball shootout, to arts and crafts, as well as a smoothie bike. 

Meet Rosie: Day In The Life Of Our Vital Volunteer Coordinator

Meet Rosie. She's our vital new volunteer coordinator. Rosie, 23, will be recruiting various volunteers covering roles from admin to event support to join our service. We spoke to her to find out more about her role and what impact it will have for both her and us. 

The Q&A

Q: What's your education/career background? You said you're also currently at Roman Road Trust alongside the Ability Bow role? 

A: I graduated from Queen Mary University in 2017 with a BA in Drama.

Catching Up With: Siobhan

Meet Siobhan Lanigan. She's been the chair of our Ability Bow trustees since we started in 2006. 

Her primary focus is now on providing our Ability Bow management with operational and strategic support, including to our dynamic director, Victoria Kent.

We caught up with Siobhan, 59, to find out more about her, including her work at the fantastic Food Chain

Meet Reece: Recovering From A Near Fatal Cruel Prank To Rebuilding Strength At Our Gym

According to Spinal Research UK, more than 50,000 people in the UK and Ireland are living with paralysis caused by spinal cord injury.

Many of those living with this type of diagnosis are defined as being tetraplegic - which is paralysis in both an individual’s arms and legs.

After experiencing a severe spinal injury while on holiday, we spoke to our wheelchair-based gym member Reece Kempley, who explains why Ability Bow is helping him to live life and face the day again.

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