I Am Team GB is a national campaign, inspired by the achievements of Team GB athletes and local community heroes, with the aim of making Britain more active! Snows Toyota are extremely proud to have had the opportunity to show our support and attend the local events being held at local communities surrounding our dealerships in the South. These events were free to attend and open to all abilities and disabilities, showing true Olympic and Paralympic spirit, so that anyone could get involved in the nations biggest sports day.
We even had some helpers show up to help visitors feel even more like they're a part of Team GB. Olympic Rugby Player, James Rodwell, Paralympian Aaron Phipps, and Olympic Diver Sarah Barrow. Take a look at all the fun-filled activity days that took place, below:
Archery at AC Delco Bowmen, Eastleigh
On 24th August 2019, Snows Toyota Hedge End headed down to AC Delco Bowmen in Eastleigh for their I Am Team GB Archery Event. The event was open free for all to attend, no matter their ability or disability - we wanted everyone to show their shooting skills.
The Games Maker for this event was Graham Hadfield, also known as "The Marathon Dragon" for his running achievements and choice of attire when taking part in his many world-wide marathons. After a serious accident, Graham ended up being told that he could not run again, although being in a wheelchair definitely has not stopped him from carrying on his sporting passion! Graham tried his hand at Archery has now uncovered a new-found love for the sport - which he has certainly applied at the I Am Team GB fun day at AC Delco Bowmen Archery Club in Eastleigh.
We were thrilled to see the large amount of visitors come to have a go at being Robin Hood for the day, as well as having Olympic Rugby player, James Rodwell, and Paralympian Aaron Phipps, come down to support all the archers and get the sporting spirit going even more!
To add even more of a competitive edge to the day, Snows also held a Lotus giveaway raffle in support of the Wave 105 'Cash for Kids Appeal'. The prize on offer was a thrilling opportunity to take a 48 hour test drive experience in a Lotus Exige.
Our lucky raffle winner was Mrs Brewster who you can see pictured on the left collecting her voucher from Snows Toyota Marketing Manager, Leanne Hobley.
Thank you to everyone who took part in our raffle at the event, and for helping us raise a whopping £70 for the Wave 105 appeal!
Sports Day at West Totton Community Centre, Southampton
Archery wasn't the only thing Snows got involved with on 24th August, we were also down at West Totton Community Centre in Southampton for even more fun activities. The centre hosted their free 'I am Team GB' Sports Day for the local community, where all ages, abilities, and disabilities were welcomed to take part in a huge range of sports, games and sessions.
On the day, there was badminton, squash and table tennis, including coaching from staff members, as well as taster sessions of the classes that West Totton Community Centre runs throughout the week. It was a great event for all the family, with face painting for children, balloons, badges, and of course visits from Olympic Rugby player, James Rodwell, and Paralympian Aaron Phipps, who came down to join in the fun.
The games maker for this event was Sadie Stringer, who did a great job in making sure that there was plenty in store for locals to get involved in.
Sports Day at Torbay Leisure Centre, Paignton, for Lifeworks UK
On 30th August 2019, the sporting action carried on as we joined Torbay Leisure Centre in Paignton for their 'I Am Team GB' multi-sport day. The Leisure Centre was open to locals of all abilities and disabilities, who wanted to take part in the Cycling, Swimming, and Zumba activities available.
It was a great turn-out with plenty of fun in the sun, as well as the appearance of Team GB Diver, Sarah Barrow, who came down to show her support and meet those who attended.
It was humbling for our staff at Snows Paignton to join in what was not only a sports filled day, but also an opportunity to increase awareness for Lifeworks UK. This local charity delivers a wide range of programmes and services, including residential and respite care, further education, life skills training, youth clubs and sport and leisure events.
Sarah Jane from Lifeworks said, “A key part of our work is to help the young people accessing our services, take part in physical activity that they will enjoy. It is acknowledged that people with learning disabilities often have lower levels of activity, and quite often that is due to a lack of options that appeal or are available to them in a way that they can access. It was brilliant to be part of I am Team GB and for the Holiday Project participants to meet such an inspiring athlete. Thanks also go to Snows Toyota Paignton for their support in the lead up to the event and on the day itself”.
Snows has eight Toyota dealerships in the South and South West, located in Exeter, Hedge End, Honiton, Paignton, Plymouth, Southampton, Waterlooville and Chichester. The Group prides itself on its reputation and dedication to delivering excellent customer service, and is rewarded by the fact that over half of its business comes from returning customers. With Snows Group, driving becomes an experience, rather than a chore.
Author: Sophie Taylor
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Posted on 30/08/2019