Ponds Forge to host contest

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PONDS Forge is today hosting a contest for more than 200 people with learning disabilities.

The venue is hosting Special Olympics GB and Mencap Sport’s National Swimming Competition.

There will be an opening ceremony at 9.30am followed by different events throughout the day and an awards ceremony beginning at 5pm.

Special Olympics ambassador Darren Campbell, said: “Watching these athletes is just so inspiring

“They may not be elite Olympians or Paralympians, but they certainly embody the Olympic spirit. They have so many challenges yet push themselves to be a little bit better every day.”