Fun in the sun at Doncaster charity sports day

NDFP Lions disabled fun day.   Hornsea District Lions
NDFP Lions disabled fun day. Hornsea District Lions

All eyes may be on Team GB in Rio but eager Doncasterians showed off some sporting skills of their own at an annual charity games day.

Competitors and spectators alike travelled from across the region for the 36th annual Fun and Sports Day for the Disabled, organised by the Doncaster branch of the Lions.

NDFP Lions disabled fun day.   Catherine Ditchfield, Andrew Jackson, Heather Wilkinson, Nicky Berry

NDFP Lions disabled fun day. Catherine Ditchfield, Andrew Jackson, Heather Wilkinson, Nicky Berry

Over the years the Lions and Lionesses of District 105C have worked together to make this into one of the main events of the year attracting competitors from far and wide.

Speaking about the event a spokesman said: “The rules were simple whether it be a group from one specific organisation or individual families everyone was welcome to take part in Saturday’s event at Sandall Park.

“The only stipulation was that anyone competing must have learning difficulties or physical impairment, however carers, family and friends are also welcome to come along and enjoy the day with them.

“Every competitor received a medal to take home and there was a trophy for the winner of each game.”

NDFP Lions disabled fun day.   Millers from Beverley

NDFP Lions disabled fun day. Millers from Beverley

Competitors battled it out across a number of fun events including a football tournament on the day.

Money from the event is still being collected and every penny will go towards helping residents and organisation in the borough.

Doncaster Lions Club is part of Lions Clubs International which is the world’s largest service organisation with 1.35m members in over 200 countries around the world.

Doncaster Lions Club, has served communities for over 50 years and give help and welfare to those in need.

NDFP Lions disabled fun day.   The Stonham Home Group Project

NDFP Lions disabled fun day. The Stonham Home Group Project