Dance school wins award for its efforts helping disabled children

A dance club which has won plaudits for the work it does with disabled children has received a national award.

Flamingo Chicks, based in Bristol, beat stiff competition from projects around the country to clinch the Community Partnership category at this month’s Mirror Pride of Sport Awards.

The annual event recognises individuals and organisations which have helped improve the lives of local people through sporting activities.

The West Country club – which is said to have revolutionised the lives of those involved – was launched only three years ago, but today it is supported by more than 300 volunteers and is reckoned to run sessions for in excess of 1,500 youngsters each year.

Michelle Linaker, head of national events at Pride of Sport, said: “The Pride of Sport Awards recognise those who have made an outstanding contribution to sport and show how important sport is to our communities and daily life.

“There have been so many amazing stories and I’d like to pay tribute to all our nominees. Our winners this year are so inspiring and it’s our honour to be able to pay tribute to them through the awards.”

The Pride of Sport ceremony, which took place last week, was attended by some of the biggest names in sport including double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes and Paralympic powerhouse Sarah Storey.

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