SportsAble is officially launched

SportsAble is officially launched

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Amanda Hall

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SportsAble is officially launched

A sports club for the disabled celebrated this week as it officially changed its name.

Wamdsad (Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead District Sports Association for the Disabled) launched its new name, SportsAble, as well as a new website and logo at a party on Tuesday night.

Dozens of supporters, dignitaries and Paralympians packed into the Braywick Road clubhouse to celebrate the launch which club president John Jenkins said was 'more than just a name change'.

"SportsAble says more about who we are and what we do," he added.

"But it also highlights the club is about what you are able to do and not that which you can't.

"I think it will help us move forward and grow from being perceived as just a local club."

Special guests at the event included Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire Mary Bayliss, the former High Sheriff of Berkshire Lady Catherine Stevenson and charity patron Kathy Critchlow-Smith.

The former Paralympian, who has been a member of the club since 1992, said the name change was very 'positive'.

"It sends out all the right messages that this is a growing club and that it is not just for the disabled, but for the able as well."

There was more good news for the club this week as it secured sponsorship from Harrod's under the Mayor for Windsor and Maidenhead's charity initiative.

Mayor Cllr Asghar Majeed, who was a guest at the launch, enlisted the support of the London store as part of the scheme to support charities in the borough.

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