Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day

Spinal Cord Injury is devastating at any age but has the advantage that skills and sports have already been learnt. You might be surprised to know that dance is becoming a popular pastime and a sport both in the U.K and other countries for wheelchair users. It has been possible to train to teach dance […]

Glitz and Glamour at the Suomi Open

The glitz and glamour of wheelchair dance continued with the second event of the season at the Suomi Open in Lohja, Finland. Beauty was abound as dancers took to the floor to strut their stuff for the judges. Incredible talent was on display along with technical skills of the very highest standard. The Ukrainian world […]

Success for Team GB!

Without doubt, the GB team at the 2016 Invictus Games did their country proud. They went into battle and came out as winners.   Team GB successfully won 131 medals across the whole of the games, in sports such as wheelchair tennis, swimming and athletics. Our men and women won 49 gold, 46 silver and […]

Paula Moulton and Gary Lyness travelled to Lohja, just outside Helsinki in Finland last weekend to represent Great Britain at the IPC Suomi Open Championship. The competition organised by the Finnish Wheelchair Dance Association was the first international competition to be organised in Finland and comprised of the Suomi Open Championship, the Finnish National Championship and […]

Invictus Games Opening Ceremony 2016

The Invictus Games were opened in Orlando on Sunday (8th) with an amazing and rousing show. The show began with the teams coming into the venue country by country. To see so many countries getting involved was wonderful. Soldiers from across the world united in their need for sport and its healing powers, in so […]

‘The Church needs to approach people with disabilities less in terms of inclusion and more in terms of ‘communion’, writes Liam Waldron, (The Irish Catholic).   Recent changes in thought and the introduction of disability-specific legislation across Europe have challenged traditional understandings of the nature of and response to disability. One important aspect that receives little […]

The Dragon’s Apprentice Challenge is a community initiative set up by the Centre for Voluntary Services (CVS). The idea is to link students from schools and colleges with local businesses and charities. The Challenge offers Year 12 A Level students the opportunity to experience setting up and running a business as well as gaining organisational […]

Invictus Games 2016

Earlier this week, HRH Prince Harry and Great Britain’s team captain, David Wiseman, talked to Chris Evans on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show about the upcoming Invictus Games, this year being held in Orlando, Florida.   Prince Harry stated that “The power of sport is something unbelievably special.” He and David talked to Chris about […]

This week, Get Inspired on the BBC focussed on wheelchair boxing, a relatively new sport. WDSA were lucky enough to be able to talk to Phil Blousfield, who along with Colin Woods, is one of the pioneers of the sport in the UK. Phil previously played rugby league for both Wales and North Wales before […]

Asda Community Life have given the WDSA (UK) a cheque after running the Green Token Scheme in their Watford store. Staff and volunteers accepting the cheque on the charity’s behalf at the WDSA (UK)’s Head Offices in Watford. The money will go back out to support the local area through taster sessions and any upcoming […]