Essex Children's Sporting Lunch
PUBLISHED: 15:14 04 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:39 20 February 2013
More than 600 disabled children attended North Wield Airfield organised by The Presidents Sporting Club
Sporting lunch is a big hit
North Wield Airfield was the venue for the 23rd annual Childrens Sporting Lunch, organised by The Presidents Sporting Club. More than 600 disabled children and their helpers from special schools throughout Essex and East Hertfordshire attended the event.
The children enjoyed a traditional lunch, followed by a cabaret and disco. They also had the opportunity to meet a host of celebrities including Frank Bruno MBE, John Conteh, Sandra Dickinson and players from Essex CCC.
The highlight of the lunch was an awards ceremony for some of the children who have made significant achievements in sport. This is to recognise endeavour rather than elitism and can vary from swimming two or three strokes to taking part in an outward-bound course.