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The Ministry of Health has presented $5,000 to WindReach Bermuda.

A cheque was handed to the charity by Health Minister Zane DeSilva. The funds will go towards WindReach’s Adaptive Sports Programme, which allows people of similar abilities to engage in enjoyable and competitive activities.

The programme is one of several WindReach operates to improve the quality of life for those with special needs.

“The Adaptive Sports Programme is essential to the well-being of our WindReach community, as we find participants experience a positive influence on their overall health, quality of life, self-confidence, general level of activity, feelings of empowerment and general satisfaction with life,” said WindReach executive director Lance Furbert.

The programme began with the WindReach Slammers basketball team and has developed a great deal since then. WindReach intends to continue to increase awareness and participation in adaptive sports in Bermuda, forming partnerships with other local agencies.

“Being physically active is an effective way of preventing a decline in physical, cognitive, psychosocial functioning and to relieve stress and reduce depression,” Mr DeSilva explained.

Health Minister Zane DeSIlva tours WindReach facilities with the charity?s executive director Lance Furbert (second from left)
Health Minister Zane DeSilva presents a cheque for $5,000 from his Ministry to WindReach Bermuda to help fund the charity?s Adaptive Sports Programme. (From left to right) Development director for WindReach Theresa Hall, executive director of WindReach Lance Furbert, WindReach volunteer Sia Castle and Mr DeSilva
Health Minister Zane DeSilva is pictured with WindReach executive director Lance Furbert and horse ëGarryí

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Published August 13, 2011 at 8:23 am (Updated August 13, 2011 at 8:23 am)

WindReach is given a sporting boost by Health Ministry

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