Primetime Celebrations and Awards 2015
Primetime celebrated its first birthday at the Hambleton Leisure Centre. Five North Yorkshire Primetime groups met for an afternoon of Paralympic games, and exchanged ideas for continuing to promote mixed-ability sports activities throughout Hambleton.
The Disabled Sportsperson of the Year 2015 Award was presented to Chloe Hunt, Husthwaite's 17 year old Primetime coach. Chloe's inspiring leadership of Primetime in Husthwaite was recognised as being an amazing personal achievement, along her success in Special Olympic gymnastic events.
Chloe now has regular assistance from Cintia, a Spanish aupere living and working in Husthwaite. Cintia relies on Primetime for contact with people so that she can improve her English language skills. Young people add tremendous energy and enthusiasm to enliven the games. Primtime also brings visitors from Easingwold and neighbouring villages, and the volunteers enjoy the games and social contact as much as anyone else.
Primetime plans new activities in the coming year. We will be playing regular friendly matches with Stillington and Topcliffe as well as continuing our weekly sessions here. Youth Club members enjoy using the sporting equipment acquired by Primetime, and the Orchard Village Club played their first games with children at Husthwaite Primary School recently. More sessions are eagerly anticipated.
Youth Club and Primetime volunteers assisted with running the Appletree Café at the Husthwaite Village Markets. At the Winter Market they will combine efforts to run a tombola. This inter-generational fundraising effort will enable both clubs to offer their activities at minimum cost to all comers.
Primetime has also attracted generous grants and donations from The Orchards of Husthwaite, Easingwold Lions Club, Broadacres Housing Association and the British Red Cross. These organisations all support Primetime's activities because they are specifically designed to enhance community life through mixed-ability sports, and to alleviate rural isolation through involving people of all ages.
Visitors are always welcome to drop in and experience this innovative community project!
Primetime in Husthwaite Village Hall:
Fridays 10-12noon in term-time (except when we play away-matches)For more details please contact Robin on 01347 868 247 or email firstname.lastname@example.org