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People with learning disabilities and autism compete in anniversary games

In September 2015, we celebrated our 40th anniversary with a sporting event for the people we support.

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Sharing the day with the 2015 Rugby World Cup opening ceremony we welcomed around 1000 people to the Allianz Park in North London to compete in the Dimensions Anniversary Games.

People with learning disabilities and autism, their family, friends and Support Workers joined staff to enjoy a day of team work, friendly competition and fun.

Five teams from across the country proudly represented their region, with friendly competition for medals. Commonwealth bronze medallist Jade Lally presented the medals and enjoyed a day meeting our athletes.

The Games celebrated our 40th anniversary and were organised in partnership with Saracens Rugby Club, at their home at Allianz Park. Working together we promoted community inclusion and bringing about positive change through the power of sport.

We hope the event further inspired the people we support to have ambition and self-belief. While personalised models of support are widespread, and we’re pushing our new Activate model of support nationwide, we want to see more people with learning disabilities and autism achieving their goals.