Over 300 people turned up at Cleavley’s athletic track on Saturday 23 July to help celebrate the double anniversary of two local charities.
Salford Action for Autism are celebrating their 10th year helping local people, while 2016 is the 25th anniversary of Cycling Projects’ Wheels For All, which offers inclusive cycling for children and families with disabilities.
It’s a unique project in Salford, putting normally prohibitively expensive adapted bikes into the hands of the local community and allowing all to get the experience of freedom that cycling provides.
Also in attendance were Salford homeless project Joint Veterans Alliance, Transport for Greater Manchester and various other craft and food stalls.
Scott Sinclair, team leader from Salford Wheels For All said he would like to give a big thank you to all the volunteers, stall holders, families and trustees that helped make it a great day.
Scott also thanked Transport for Greater Manchester for all their support who provided the children with badges, snap bands, highlighters and Salford cycle maps.
A special thank you was also made to Worsley Rotary Club for their Dragons Den funding that made the day possible.
Medal winners were presented with their prizes by a special guest visitor, Lamin Manneh, winner of two Bronze medals from the Invictus Games.
Manneh is an ambassador for Salford Armed Forces Veterans Network, and since finding fame on the BBC’s DIY SOS programme, has been working with Joint Veterans Alliance on a number of projects.
A triple amputee, Lamin was injured while serving with the Irish Guards in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
Since his injury he has competed in rowing, archery, shot put and discus at the Invictus Games, a Paralympic-style tournament for disabled servicemen and women.
Pictures by Dawne Sheldrick-Keating