In this 70th anniversary year of the Windrush Generation, Sporting Recovery Windrush Legacy Open Day, 17th October 2018, will be promoting mental wellness within the BME communities. This is a community event where you can enjoy various sporting activities, a Windrush Legacy Mini-Exhibition and Health & Well-being activities at the Damilola Taylor Centre in Peckham, SE15 6DR.
The itinerary of activities:
10:00 – 15:45 Indoor Short Tennis
10:00 – 15:45 Table Tennis
10:00 – 15:45 Badminton
10:00 – 13:00 Non-Contact Boxing
10:00 – 16:00 Windrush Legacy Mini-Exhibition
11:00 – 12:00 Windrush Generations Football Match – Pioneers v Millennials
11:25 – 11:55 Laughing Yoga
12:00 – 13:00 Anyone for Cricket?
12:00 – 12.45 *Caribbean Dance
13:00 – 14:15 Healthy Lunch (Speaker & Story-Telling from Windrush Generation)
14:30 – 15:15 30 Minute Led-walk – local walk open to everyone
14:30 – 15:00 Walking Relay
14:15 – 15:00 *Tai Chi (pre-book)
15:00 – 15:45 *Yoga (pre-book)
15:45 – 16:00 Closing
There will be healthy food available, including lunch, from our Wellness Cafeteria.
This year’s event will see current generation footballers like Ashley Young, Rahim Stirling and Marcus Rashford take on the pioneering generation of footballers who paved the way for them including Clyde Best, John Barnes and Cyril Regis. The teams will be drawn from regular users of Sporting Recovery, relatives who remember the old timers and players from visiting services
A cricket game, sponsored by the Princes Trust will be open to everyone who wants to have a go. Celebrating the achievements of people from the Indian sub-continent including India and Pakistan who also arrived in Britain at the time of the Empire Windrush and like West Indians, have excelled at this very British game.
Windrush Legacy Mini-Exhibition
This rich heritage will be celebrated by a display using photographs, narrative and video – highlighting key figures from sport and local communities, including early footballing pioneers such as Arthur Warton and Walter Tull, and includes Sam Beaver King MBE, a Jamaican-British campaigner who sailed to Britain on the Empire Windrush in 1948 who became the first black Mayor of Southwark.
Health & Well-being Activities
The background to the day will be music from our DJ to take us on a journey from the 1950s, featuring Calypso, Ska, reggae, to the present day. Also, there will be Tai Chi and Yoga, Caribbean Dance, Laughing Yoga and local led-walk.
*(limited places pre-booking required)