2 Wheelchair basketball game

Source: AF Blakemore

The partnership supporting the charity’s Insport series of events across Wales

Spar wholesaler AF Blakemore & Son has become national community partner of Disability Sport Wales.

The partnership will run for three years, focusing on supporting the charity’s Insport series of events across Wales.

Colleagues across AF Blakemore’s 280 company-owned and independent Spar stores will be involved in volunteering at a range of events that attract thousands of disabled children, young people and adults to try out new sports.

The events are designed to showcase what is available locally, provided through inclusive clubs or by local authorities.

The emphasis is on fun and there is provision for everyone regardless of their impairment or their experience of being active or playing sport.

“AF Blakemore is committed to making a significant, positive contribution to local communities, and we hope that by working together with Disability Sport Wales we can make a real difference in the areas our Spar stores serve,” said Sarah Ellis, group marketing director, AF Blakemore.

“We are delighted with the partnership and look forward to seeing the programme of sports events inspire people across Wales.”

Fiona Reid, Disability Sport Wales CEO, added: “It is a privilege to be working with a partner such as Spar to deliver these powerful events, through their support Disability Sport Wales will be able to enhance the connection between disabled people and physical activity (including sport) of their choice, which is provided locally.