Exercise is so important if mobility and access to facilities are both limited. Axis members took part in a Boccia tournament in Ipswich and one of our members who has a hearing impairment and is registered blind, won a medal at the tournament. The enjoyment by those who took part was evident and since the tournament Axis members have requested to play Boccia again whereby a culture of team sports has emerged by playing Boccia.
The benefit of the exercise, the fun and inclusivity of the game for any level of player is evident.
Boccia is an example of an activity where a disability does not have to stop the individual from achieving success, and as the Suffolk Axis charity vision and aim is support and inclusivity, Boccia ticks both boxes.
For some Axis members, physical exercise is difficult, by encouraging and invoking fun into the exercise means that more people will join in and not feel threatened by not being able to complete the physical task. Our aim is encouragement, always, supporting the individual, always, the individual achieving their own goals how and when they feel they want to. Empowering the person to do the extra ordinary in a very ordinary setting and enjoyable way, exercise for their wellbeing both physically and mentally health brings essential health benefits and is crucial in helping a sense of value and achievement.
Our nurturing team ooze compassion while emphasising the activity.