Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Lewes Boccia club update

Since I started Lewes Boccia there have been some changes.

I always envisaged the club to be open to everyone without limitations, but to start with I had to narrow the field down for what was specifically needed at the time which was a club tailored to my son Zak's needs.

Since running the taster sessions and the multisports sessions at Wave Leisure centre, the club has at last totally opened up to all ages and all disabilities.

On the 11th June, Zak and I (and Jo and Kane!) went to Northease Manor school, which isn't far from where we live, to promote Lewes Boccia. We arrived to find two long tables placed for us, and we set about putting our information out - plus our balloon bunting! 

We had photographs of our sessions, information packs, Lewes Boccia stickers, tee shirts and various equipment to show people what Boccia is all about. 

Here we are behind our promotion table. I thought of taking our big garden umbrella and stand as it looked like rain - good job we did as it threw it down for about 10 minutes!

It's not a particularly big fete, but it was our first time of promoting our club. We met a surprising amount of people when they visited our stall to see what Lewes Boccia was, and we were able to give out our information packs and a LOAD of stickers!

It was great to meet everyone that day, and we even met one lad who came from Zak's school! Overall it was a good day, and is something we shall definitely do again when we get the chance!


Jo Capper-Sandon said...

A really well presented stand, especially for the first time. You two did brilliantly . An enjoyable day. (The Victoria sponge also helped and winning the wine )

Lottie said...

Glad you has such a successful day. Looks like you have put a lot of thought and effort into your stall.

Great promotion. I am sure your club will go from strength to strength

Stiggy said...

Thank you ladies, although I didn't design the layout of the table - Jo did! (Probably why it looked so well presented!)

Don't forget the carrot cake as well Jo!

Thanks Lottie, it was a fun day, we got to speak to lots of interesting people and managed to stick around 50 stickers on kids and their parents. It was worth it just to spread the word about Boccia!