The Cresset in Bretton was packed on Saturday 18th January for the Mayors Charities event. Organisations and clubs from across the region were showcasing sports, leisure and health and wellbeing opportunities and facilities for able-bodied and disabled people in and around Peterborough.

PAB had a stand and it was manned by committee members all day and while the footfall from the public was light the opportunity for meeting all the groups involved in sport for the disabled was very valuable and we will be pursuing several areas with a few to involving our members in the future.

Taster sessions including indoor cricket, rowing and tai chi were on offer and city police officers gave boxing lessons. The YMCA Gym provided keep fit sessions and Studio 2 hosted more than 40 stands, stalls and exhibition displays promoting sports, leisure and healthy living activities.

Mayor of Peterborough, Cllr June Stokes: “We put on the event so residents can have fun, get fit and improve their general health and well-being. Sporting Saturday showcased the organisations and clubs which provide accessible facilities and activities for disabled people, their families and carers in and around the Peterborough area. It’s great to see so many organisations coming together under one roof. It’s also important to remember that not only is this event about promoting activities for disabled people but for their family members and carers too.”

The Mayor, PCC Chief Executive, Gillian Beasley and Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson were all on hand to talk to people and get involved in some of the scores of activities on offer. Sporting Saturday has proved what can be achieved when organisations work together.” Kim Martin from Parents United said “Phil Parker and all the staff at the Cresset should get special praise for the tremendous support and help given to Sporting Saturday” Inspire Peterborough.

This is to be an annual event so we will give notice of the date when it has been agreed so that more of our members can get involved.