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Initiative success thrills Lynch

PUBLISHED: 08:00 11 February 2016

Barking Abbey & West Ham Foundation putting on session for disabled youngsters (pic: Ken Mears).

Barking Abbey & West Ham Foundation putting on session for disabled youngsters (pic: Ken Mears).

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West Ham United Foundation and ASDA have supported Barking Abbey disability football sessions

Barking Abbey & West Ham Foundation putting on session for disabled youngsters (pic: Ken Mears).Barking Abbey & West Ham Foundation putting on session for disabled youngsters (pic: Ken Mears).

Lyndon Lynch is delighted that the disability football sessions he puts on at Barking Abbey School are continuing to help children and adults in the Borough.

The project started last year with funding from the Football Association and, with the help of others, the numbers that attend the weekend event is growing.

West Ham United’s Foundation have given their support and ASDA donated a cheque recently as the initiative for people with disabilities continues to grow.

Lynch said: “I can’t believe how much it has grown. We have a list of 20 people on our books, but it is getting bigger all the time.

“ASDA have given us their support, which is much appreciated, and one of the boys called Bradley Pike, his parents run a local business called the PartyBox and they donated £250. I can’t thank them enough.

“What I am pleased about is we are getting young children from primary schools so that is the bottom end, but at the top we are now getting people fly in from all over to get involved.”

Lynch has been working hard to ensure the number of people attending continues to improve over the past month.

He praised the support of the West Ham United Foundation, adding: “They are brilliant at providing coaches and equipment.

“I want to encourage more people to come. I did a presentation to all the Borough primary schools last month to make them aware sessions are available for people with disabilities.

“There are so many young people out there and we are trying to reach out to them because they could go on and represent their country if given that initial opportunity.”


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