Farewell to a Dear Friend

It is with great sadness that we must share the news of the passing of the prolific fundraiser and London 2012 Paralympic Games volunteer, Ron Newman on Friday 22nd August. Ron was truly our biggest local supporter of Paralympic legacy, volunteering tirelessly and sitting on the Built Environment Access Panel and Motivate East Boards, helping

Motivate East Appoints an Apprentice!

  We are pleased to announce we have an apprentice! Meet Bassu. Bassu joins us as Admin and Operations Assistant for Motivate East via an apprenticeship with Fit for Sport. Having previously volunteered for The Back Up Trust and the Hackney Learning Trust, Bassu says he is “excited to be working with us on getting

Para-Legacy Agents on Hand at National Paralympic Day

Our Para-Legacy Agents (PLAs) will be playing an important role at National Paralympic Day on 30th August supporting a range of all-inclusive sports including sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball and boccia. You’ll be able to spot them in the bright pink t-shirts! There’s also an opportunity to visit them at the Motivate East stall – to

Try New Sports for Free at #NPD

We’re very excited to announce that at this year’s National Paralympic Day there will be some new activities added to the long list of fun community sports for everyone to try! As well as Paralympic sports such as boccia, goalball and sitting volleyball, attendees will also have the chance to try out flow yoga, hula

Win Six Tickets to Visit the ArcelorMittal Orbit

Would you like to visit the ArcelorMittal Orbit? Well, with our National Paralympic Day competition, you have the chance! It’s simple, get a picture of you trying out a new sport at National Paralympic Day (or before!) and tweet it to @MotivateEast on Twitter. Make sure you’re following us! Once your photo has been Tweeted, you

Time to Shine at National Paralympic Day 2014!

During National Paralympic Day on 30th August at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, up to 150 young people with disabilities aged 11-18 years old from the East London growth boroughs will take part in a day packed with sport and physical activity as a part of ‘Time to Shine’. ‘Time to Shine’ is an annual pan-disability

National Paralympic Day 2014!

After the success of last year’s event, National Paralympic Day is back on Saturday 30th August! In the perfect surroundings of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, National Paralympic Day 2014 will play host to a whole range of community sports to try, such as wheelchair basketball, athletics, boccia and siting volleyball, as well as flow yoga