Tonbridge Lions Club invited local groups from the area with learning difficulties and/or complex needs to attend the annual “It’s a Knockout” fun day held at the Angel Centre.
Eight groups attended with about 80 participants and their carers taking part in a variety of games some very active, some testing the participants and carers speed of running, manual dexterity and following instructions which encouraged all the teams to challenge themselves.
The winning team was Rowhill School, Longfield with all participants taking part receiving medals for which they were duly proud. All the teams had also designed and made Jokers which were judged by Tonbridge & Malling Mayor Cllr Sue Bell and Tonbridge Lions President Richard Hill. The prize for the best Joker was awarded to the team from Aspens, Pembury.
The event organised by Tonbridge Lions Club was started in the early 1990`s by Club member Michael Adams who got the idea after seeing a similar event at another Lions Club. He then set about making all the items for the games which are still in use today.
The organising committee led by Lion Tom McHenry were extremely pleased with the way the day went and an enjoyable time was had by all. The committee would like to thank all those who took part and made it such a fun day and would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Angel Centre for their assistance in setting up the event.