Palace for Life Surprises Disability Group with CPFC Tickets

Members of local charity group Apasen, who take part in weekly football sessions run by Palace for Life for adults with learning disabilities were recently surprised with free tickets to Crystal Palace vs Stoke on 25 November.

Disability Manager Michael Harrington presents local disability group with free tickets to Crystal Palace vs Stoke

The sessions are run as part of the Learning Disabilities programme, which aims to give people who would otherwise be able to participate an opportunity to play football in safe and friendly environment. They provide a starting point for participants to meet new people and make friends. This also helps the families and carers of these players, who often feel isolated. Having been run since June 2016, the self-confidence and wellbeing of the participants has improved dramatically, as well as helping their general levels of fitness. The sessions take place every Wednesday from 12pm at Thornton Heath Leisure Centre.

The majority of the participants are introduced to the sessions through Apasen, who help to provide opportunities for people with disabilities, primarily from the Asian community. They give their members the chance to gain new skills through a range of daytime activities, and cater for each person based on their individual needs.

Disability Manager Michael Harrington was delighted to present them with the tickets, and the Palace for Life Foundation hopes they enjoy the game!

For more information on our Learning Disabilities programme, or any of our other disability projects, please contact: MichaelHarrington@palaceforlife.org