PACE presented with an Award by ECIL for Creating Exceptional Inclusive Sporting Activities
The Ealing Centre for Independent Living (ECIL) hosted the first ever Ealing Access and Inclusion Awards taking place at Ealing Town Hall. The event was created to celebrate the important work people, businesses and charities do to help Ealing become more accessible and inclusive for everyone.
PACE was recognised by ECIL for its continuous efforts in and around the Ealing community to help promote the inclusion and active participation of young disabled people in sports, leisure and social activities by being awarded for Creating Exceptional Inclusive Sporting Opportunities.
This award highlights the opportunities PACE has opened for its members over the past fourteen years during which time it has supported more than 7,000 people to access inclusive multi-sports. Many of its members have used PACE to springboard to becoming athletes winning medals not just at regional level but right through to international level, have found employment and developed skills and experience to enhance their personal development whether through gaining qualifications on accredited sports coaching courses or hands on practical experience.
As well as the Awards, the evening consisted of many inspiring performances by local people who talked about their personal experiences of dealing with inclusion, through songs and poems.
Pillars of the Ealing community were also in attendance to present the various awards, including Steve Pound – MP for Ealing North and Tejinder Dhami- Current Mayor of Ealing.
Thank you to ECIL for recognising PACE as a club that is inclusive for all.