For this year’s Worcester Gala, we returned to Perdiswell Leisure Centre.
There were a total of 14 swimmers enter the gala and a complete range of ability. For some swimmers, it was their first time at a CP Sport swimming development gala and there were also some very familiar faces.
A highlight of the swimmers day was a fantastic VIP kindly giving up his time to come and inspire and encourage. We had 7-time Paralympic Champion Sascha Kindred CBE at the gala and he was brilliant with the swimmers, parents/carers and volunteers on the day. He bought one of his very special gold medals with him and showed the swimmers. It was truly inspiring and worked as a great motivational tool!
The Worcester Gala cannot happen without the brilliant support of our fundraiser Kevin O’Connor. Unfortunately Kevin couldn’t be with us on the day but the golf day he hosts every year raises the funds for the Worcester Gala to happen.
The Worcester Masonic Group provided CP Sport with 13 volunteers. We also had other volunteers from different backgrounds who supported with the event.
Last but not least, a huge thank you and well done to all of the swimmers that took part on Saturday. Everyone went home with a medal, certificate and a big smile on their face.