On Sunday 14 October 2018, Rotary organised the Seventh North London Disability Games at the Aspire Sports Centre in Stanmore.
With 12 Clubs working together on:
New Age Kurling
There was definitely something for everyone. Our sincere thanks go to Assistant Governor Scott Maclachlan and his helpers who organised the event, and to the many sports clubs that attended. District Governor Mike Wren was there to support to Clubs and to present the medals at the end of the event. You can see more photos here.
We plan to organise an East London Disability Games in May 2019 based on Ongar.
The Rotary Clubs in North London have taken the Legacy Message from the Paralympic Games to heart, and with Scott at the forefront organised a wonderful event, the Rotary North London DisAbility Games, at the Aspire Centre attached to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, North London.
A video of the event has been set up on the Rotary in London Website, and can be seen in the Video Gallery section of the site. It is four minutes and forty seconds of your time well spent to have a look at it!
To celebrate the arrival of the Paralympic Games, incidentally established by a Rotarian from the Aylesbury Club – Sir Ludwig Guttmann, Club Rotarians from all over London, and several visitors from further afield, including the District Governor from the Heart of England, assembled at the famous Searcy’s Champagne Bar in St Pancras Railway Station in the centre of London. The evening was organised and hosted by Colleen Doyle on behalf of the London Club and was open to all London Rotarians who wanted to support the Paralympics contestants. The prices at the bar took some of us by surprise, but the fellowship and the shared experiences of the Gamesmakers and the Rotarians more than made up for that. All told, an excellent event of fun and fellowship!