I Am Team GB is a national campaign, inspired by the achievements of Team GB athletes and local community heroes, with the aim of making Britain more active! Snows Toyota are extremely proud to have had the opportunity to show our support and attend the local events being held at local communities surrounding our dealerships in the South. These events were free to attend and open to all abilities and disabilities, showing true Olympic and Paralympic spirit, so that anyone could get involved in the nations biggest sports day.
On 30th August 2019, the sporting action carried on as we joined Torbay Leisure Centre in Paignton for their 'I Am Team GB' multi-sport day. The Leisure Centre was open to locals of all abilities and disabilities, who wanted to take part in the Cycling, Swimming, and Zumba activities available.
It was a great turn-out with plenty of fun in the sun, as well as the appearance of Team GB Diver, Sarah Barrow, who came down to show her support and meet those who attended.
It was humbling for our staff at Snows Paignton to join in what was not only a sports filled day, but also an opportunity to increase awareness for Lifeworks UK. This local charity delivers a wide range of programmes and services, including residential and respite care, further education, life skills training, youth clubs and sport and leisure events.
Sarah Jane from Lifeworks said, “A key part of our work is to help the young people accessing our services, take part in physical activity that they will enjoy. It is acknowledged that people with learning disabilities often have lower levels of activity, and quite often that is due to a lack of options that appeal or are available to them in a way that they can access. It was brilliant to be part of I am Team GB and for the Holiday Project participants to meet such an inspiring athlete. Thanks also go to Snows Toyota Paignton for their support in the lead up to the event and on the day itself”.