Flyerz hockey festival at the Copper Box

By |August 27th, 2015|

The first ever Flyerz festival at the same time as the Euro Hockey Championships was held on Wednesday 26th August 2015 at the Copper Box on the Olympic Park, Stratford East London. That meant for an early start: 6:00 am rise and a 7:00 am departure as we – my daughter, Sara, accompanied me […]

Ping

By |August 21st, 2015|

We held a Ping! event today at the Future Business Centre.  Ping is the national table tennis festival running over the summer, celebrating that there are fixed tables all around numerous cities. Cambridge is no exception. But as we don’t have one at the FBC I persuaded Steve Morley of the City Council, who run […]

Job Opportunity: Social Enterprise Leadership Intern

By |August 19th, 2015|

Power2Inspire is recruiting!

For the past year Connor, a young graduate, has been working with us to create and shape the direction of Power2Inspire, give support to the team and train in social enterprise leadership and charity management.

Connor’s 12 months is up and he is moving on to a large NGO, determined to continue making social […]

PING at Parkside!

By |August 17th, 2015|

“Some-PING is happening” said the poster.  What is this PING?  It’s table tennis.  Cambridge City Council, joining a country wide event have been promoting free table tennis sessions around the city.  And we joined in today, outside Parkside, the pool and gym, right in the centre of Cambridge, alongside Parker’s Piece.
Steve Morley, of the City […]

Our first yoga class – in the dark!

By |August 11th, 2015|

On Sunday we held the first of another one of our pilot sessions at Parkside Pools and Gym. This time, Yoga in the Dark!

Yoga can provide an excellent way of keeping fit, improving core strength and flexibility and increasing confidence, but for people feeling self-conscious or body-conscious it can feel intimidating and exclusive. We devised Yoga […]

Inclusive hockey!

By |August 9th, 2015|

What a great day! It really is a red letter day when you get to do two things for the first time and you never thought you would. And at the age of 54! Marvellous.

What were they? They were playing hockey and playing a sport with my two daughters.

I had been invited by Andy Richardson, […]

PING at Parkside, Thursday 13th August 12-2pm

By |August 7th, 2015|

Power2Inspire is officially on the Road2Rio!

In the twelve months between now and the Rio 2016 Games, John and the Power2Inspire team will be taking on as many of the Paralympic and Olympic sports as possible to show that sport has the power to overcome barriers. We will be holding inclusive events to show that anyone […]

A New Arm!

By |August 7th, 2015|

Mark Currie, my prosthetist, rang yesterday to offer a cancelled appointment at 9:00 a.m. this morning to receive delivery of my new arm. I was there early as I was excited to try it. Mark was equally excited when he brought it in – to an office I had never before visited in all the […]

The Cambridge Triathlon: Inclusive sport in action

By |August 6th, 2015|

“Erghh! What’s that noise?  Oh it’s the alarm….at 5:05 a.m. Why?  Oh yes I’m volunteering to get up at the crack of dawn to swim 1500m in open water as part of a triathlon relay.  Why?  Erghhh.”
These were my thoughts as I awoke on Sunday morning.  The good news was that it was a beautiful […]

PRESS RELEASE: Mixed ability team complete Cambridge Triathlon

By |August 3rd, 2015|

On Sunday 2nd August a mixed ability team from Cambridge charity Power2Inspire competed in the Olympic distance Cambridge Triathlon.
The team comprised of: John Willis, a local businessman born with foreshortened arms and legs who swum the 1500m open water swim; Rebecca Gilbertson, ex-Paralympian and wheelchair athlete with cerebral palsy who “wheeled” the 10km run accompanied […]