New Special Olympics Cornwall Booklet!

Get the new booklet from Special Olympics Cornwall

Special Olympics Cornwall have released an exciting new booklet that provides details about many of the upcoming sports activities around Cornwall.

Download a copy of the new booklet by clicking on the PDF icon below.

Special Olympics Cornwall Booklet

Special Olympics Cornwall Booklet


For more information about the Special Olympics Cornwall group or to get involved, please contact Steve Hillman by emailing or phone/text on 07837 311539

British Red Cross launch digital campaign

British Red Cross launches digital campaign to boost first aid skills knowledge

The British Red Cross is targeting the UK’s estimated 10.5 million runners with a new digital campaign that it hopes will spread the knowledge of vital first aid skills.

The charity’s #UpYourGame campaign hopes to encourage runners, clubs and coaches to learn the essential skills needed to act in an emergency.

British Red Cross research revealed today shows that 84% of runners think sports people have a responsibility to look after each other, yet over half (58%) would not have the confidence to help their running partners in a first aid emergency.

Word of the campaign is being spread by social media and is supported by a dedicated website section, a series of educational videos and the charity’s purpose-built smartphone app, something that it’s hoped will be effective given the proliferation of smartphone-based running and fitness apps.

Joe Mulligan, head of first aid education at The British Red Cross said: “Nothing should stand in the way of someone pursuing their much-loved sporting activity. But injuries and accidents do happen from time to time.

“The benefits of first aid are well recognised and our new #UpYourGame campaign hopes to encourage an active British public to incorporate first aid learning into their sporting routine.”

Charity Golf Day

Charity Golf Day

in aid of Plymouth & District Special Olympics and Rotary Foundation

Friday 16th September 2016

Boringdon Golf Club, Plympton, PL7 4QG

Dear  Golfer                       

Our annual golfing event this year will be held at the scenic Boringdon Golf Club in Plympton, Plymouth.  Last year we raised over £2000 for the Plymouth Cavitron Fund. We are hoping to beat that amount this year for our chosen charity “Plymouth & District Special Olympics”.

This local organisation is part of an international Special Olympics Movement, which is dedicated to enhancing the lives of those with an Intellectual (Learning) Disability through training and competition in numerous sporting disciplines, in both summer and winter sports. The children can take part from eight years of age and are encouraged to have fun, meet new friends and try out some new sports.

We are inviting you to help us in our fundraising by either;

  • Entering a team of three golfers (£40 per player – for teams of three. Entry is inclusive of a bacon roll and coffee on arrival, 18 holes of golf, a two course meal and great prizes)
  • Sponsoring a hole (£25 per hole).
  • Providing a prize.
  • Donating to the day’s fundraising effort.

Please also help us in promoting this event further by letting your colleagues and friends know of it.

We do hope that you will be able to support us in this year’s effort for a very worthy charity. We enclose your entry/donation form.

Charity Golf Entry FormWant to help advertise the charity golf event? Download a copy of the poster for the event below to display at your location.

Charity Golf PosterGraham Steen

Chairman Charity Golf Day Committee

Rotary Club of Plymouth

All correspondence regarding this event to be addressed to –

Rotarian Keith Shepperd, 2 Romilly Gardens, Saltram, Plympton, Plymouth PL7 2FF

Email –

Telephone 01752 342894

British Games in Sheffield

Special Olympics Cornwall British Games Sheffield

August 7th – 12th 2017

Meeting for all Athletes, coaches, volunteers, parents & carers to discuss the British Games in Sheffield next year.

When? Monday September 5th
Where? Heron Tennis Centre, Newquay
Time? 7pm

All the information on Sheffield will be announced.
All to attend!

But this must be understood:

All athletes travel with the team not individually & all athletes must stay in the Olympic Village as a team.
Families/friends can attend & should register through

Payment: All athletes are asked to contribute £75
Total cost is £475 but SO Cornwall are trying to raise the rest!

Payment can be in instalments of 3 X £25 but we prefer £75 if possible on the 5th September.

Cheques to:  SO Cornwall

David Painter
SO Chairman
Mob: 07929424922

CSP Bulletin July 2016

CSP Newsletter – July 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of the Cornwall Sports Partnership’s (CSP) monthly bulletin, where you’ll find information on a selection of the most recent happenings in community sports around Cornwall.

This month’s issue of the newsletter covers topics such as:

  • Nominations for the 2016 Cornwall Sports Awards are open
  • 2016 Cornwall School Games raises aspirations & builds character
  • Learn how to create a successful funding campaign
  • Do you need volunteers? We have the solution!
  • Something for your lunch…

To download a PDF copy of the July 2016 CSP Bulletin

CSP Bulletin July 2016

If you would like more information about any of the topics raised in the newsletter, or have something that you’d like to share within the bulletin you can contact the Cornwall Sports Partnership at or call 01872 323344.

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Special Olympics Charity Ball


Plymouth & District Special Olympics are holding a charity ball to help raise funds to enable the athletes who attend the club sessions to get to the Special Olympics National Summer Games in Sheffield next year.

Charity Ball

Saturday 1st October • 7pm for 7.30pm
Senior Rates Mess, HMS Drake, Plymouth

Fundraising for athletes with intellectual disabilities to compete in the
in Sheffield August 2017

Arrival drinks – 3 course dinner with wine – Dancing to live music from The Wireless
Disco • Table Magician • Memory Balloons • Raffle
Dress code: Black Tie/Lounge Suits

Tickets: £40* from E mail:
Telephone: 01752 408271 Mobile: 07792 602750

Click on the PDF icon below to download a copy of the poster for the charity ball.

PDF FilePlease print and distribute the poster among your contacts to help spread the word about the ball.

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SO Cornwall Basketball Team Victory!

Special Olympics Cornwall Basketball Team

With funding from Basketball England via the Plymouth Raiders and one of the results of the Sport England Inclusive Sport Fund the Special Olympics Cornwall Basketball club was formed by Steve Hillman, Inclusion Officer for the Cornwall Sports Partnership.

The team entered their first SOGB sanctioned tournament on Saturday 25th June and loved every minute of it. The team won all of their games against tough competition from Plymouth and Exeter but kept their cool and came away as champs.

SO Cornwall Basketball Team Photo

The team pictured hope to attend next years National Summer Games in Sheffield representing Cornwall and the South West.

The club trains weekly at Truro College from 6-7pm.

Contact Steve if you’d like to get involved:
Steve Hillman
Participation Sports Inclusion Officer
Cornwall Sports Partnership
Phone: 07837 311539

Cornwall Council Survey for Readers

Cornwall Council Co-Production Survey

Hi everybody we have had a request from Cornwall Council, Co-production in Adult Health and Social Care Commissioning Cornwall to help them circulate the below question to ask people’s views and feedback to the below question. 

Day Service Question of the Week 1st week…..
Do you need support with managing your money?


Who would you like to help you with this?

  Family member or friend
  Paid carer
  Support worker
  Day service

You can access the link on the or a direct link to survey here:
Adult Care also have a Facebook page with information on the co-production process that is being undertaken.

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Free Bowling for LDA Week

Celebrate Learning Disability Awareness week with free bowling kindly provided by Truro Bowl in partnership with Advance.

Bowling for LDA Week Poster

Limited places available!

Book today on 01872 222 333 quoting “LDA Week” before Friday 17th June

There seems to be some confusion with the bookings, so if you’d like to book for the bowling please contact Daniel Cross at Advance UK on 01209 610003

Bowl for free and make new friends!

Venue Address: