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Innovative Housing & Care Housing Association host sports themed AGM in Largs

Blackwood holds AGM at National Sports Centre in Largs to promote the importance of health and wellbeing.


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Edinburgh-based Blackwood Homes and Care has earned a reputation for its highly creative and engaging yearly showcases, which feature life-changing technology and innovative displays.

This year’s AGM has been designed to encourage tenants to try new activities by providing them with the opportunity to trial the various sports first hand. The event will take place on Tuesday 19 September at the National Sports Training Centre in Largs, North Ayrshire. The centre is the first UK residential sports centre of its kind, designed specifically to be inclusive for users of all physical and sensory ability.

As well as sports such as basketball, football, dance and archery, attendees will also hear a speech from Scotland Wheelchair Rugby League captain, Graeme Stewart. .

Blackwood Chief Executive, Fanchea Kelly, said: “We always strive to create an ‘AGM with a difference’ and we’re delighted to deliver unique and ambitious events with over 100 tenants attending each year.

“This year’s event is all about letting our customers try out something new and have the opportunity to meet people and make new friends.

“The sports centre at Largs is an ideal setting for this. They’ve really thought of everything. All the fitness suites have been adapted so that anyone can use them and it provides a terrific venue for people of all ability levels to enjoy physical activity.”

A team from Euan’s Guide, a charity which provides disabled access reviews, will have a stall at the AGM to offer advice to attendees while the dining room area will be used as a space for those who don’t wish to participate in the sports.

An award will also be presented to 86-year-old, Esther Cox, for her outstanding work in her local community of Greenock where she organises social events, looks after vulnerable relatives and runs errands for fellow residents.

Nardini’s have arranged for everyone that turns up to be given a tub of ice cream, and free ice cream is always a good thing.”