Special Olympics Great Britain

Special Olympics Great Britain

Charity information

Special Olympics Great Britain

Special Olympics GB provides a year-round sport and competition programme for children and adults with learning disabilities.

Founded 1978

  • Mission statement

    At Special Olympics GB, our mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with learning disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of skills, gifts and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

    We aim to:
    • Provide quality sports training 48 weeks per year to encourage fitness, commitment and discipline through sport
    • Provide as many Special Olympics athletes as possible, with the opportunity to participate, train and compete
    in a wide variety of sports and events
    • Provide quality coaching
    • Help athletes develop social skills and build friendships through the interaction and team spirit of their sports training
    and competition
    • Provide athletes with the experience of new cultures when travelling abroad
    • Encourage athletes to compete and participate for the fun of it, rather than focus on winning
    • Promote the inclusion of people with a learning disability in mainstream sport

  • Aims

    Special Olympics Great Britain aims to:

    • Offer and increase provision for people with learning disabilities to develop and demonstrate themselves and their skills and talents through sports training and competition.
  • Overview

    Established: November 1978

    Registered Charity Number: 800329

    Board members: 12

    Full time staff: 7

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 2600

    Phone number: 0207 247 8891

    Address: Corinthian House, 1st Floor 6-8 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3NT

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