Taste of games

SEATON Carew will get a taste of the paralympics this weekend when a national event rolls into town.

On Sunday, Cadbury is hosting a community event in Seaton Park which will include a wheelchair basketball shoot-out.

The event has been arranged as part of Cadbury’s role as official treat provider to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Spots v Stripes Community Programme will be hosting several Paralympic-themed activities and games.

The event is the sixth of a series of Groundwork Paralympic show case events across the country and is part of the Games and the Garden event which also coincides with the opening of a sensory garden within the park.

Sonia Chhatwal, community manager for Cadbury London 2012, said: “This event is part of a series of Cadbury Spots v Stripes Community Paralympic events which aim to showcase disability sports activities.

“We want to engage with the local community and provide the opportunity for people with and without disabilities to try these sports.”

As well as the paralympic events, a host of other fun activities will take place at a specially-arranged funday in the park from 1pm-4pm.

They include a welly throwing competition, three-legged race, and a sack race before the official opening of the sensory garden at 3.45pm.

The PlayBus will also be in attendance.