Ableworld is thrilled to be sponsoring the British Disability Darts Association (BDDA) which is running a national competition for disabled darts players.
Our sponsorship has ensured that there will be a prize fund for the 4 tournaments held this weekend. Our goal is to bring more exposure to this sport and make it accessible for all players, we are working closely with the BDDA to see how we can help to provide mobility equipment for future tournaments.
The British Disability Darts Association was set up in 2015 to help and support those with disabilities to play darts. They organise tournaments for disabled players and their aim is to make the Sport of Darts a true "Sport for All".
This weekend they will be running their annual tournament The Winmau Classic and Open 2022, this tournament has now been running for 7 years.
The tournament is being held on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April 2022 at St Helens Darts Academy, Sidac Sports and Social Club, Wheatsheaf Avenue, Sutton Leach, St Helens, Merseyside, WA9 4PJ. The doors open at 10 am on Saturday and 11 am on Sunday.
At Ableworld, we love to support as many charities and partnerships as possible within our local communities. We wish the best of luck to all of those taking part in the tournament.
Spring will be here before you know it and if you want your garden blooming with flowers and greenery for the warmer months ahead, its best to start your garden preparation as early in spring as possible. We understand during the past few months many of you have been cooped up inside, hibernating next to the fire - but now’s the time to brave the weather, put on some warm clothes and get your hands dirty. And it is also the perfect opportunity to remain active and get some of your daily vitamin D.
The first thing you need to do is sort out your garden as it currently is. Over the winter and autumn months your garden will have accumulated a lot dead leaves, weeds, or just unwanted growth that you want to get rid of. So, a garden clean-up is an essential first step to sorting out your garden for spring. Take the time to prune your plants. Trim down shrubs and hedging to promote some new growth. All you need to do is, get a rake, some gardening gloves and your Ableworld classic reacher and begin cutting the stems to a more manageable length.
Next step is ensuring you have all your gardening equipment handy. If you need to buy or order new tools now is the best time to do this. Make sure your lawn mower is in working order as you’ll be using this a lot over the next few months, and let’s face it your lawn is probably not looking its best right now. Start with raking your lawn and adding holes to the dry or sparse patches which need extra TCL, adding lawn seeds and regularly watering it. To help with this, we have our handy garden kneeler which is the perfect garden aid when you’re trying to get your garden spring ready. It features a soft foam pad which is raised off the ground so it protects the knees against exposure to wet ground and against injury from sharp stones.
Now it’s the fun part, experiment with flowers and plant your seeds and crops then watch them grow in the months ahead. Take your time with it all, getting your garden spring ready is something the majority of us feel behind or out of touch with. A bit of spring sunshine and we’ll all be ready to get outside and enjoy the spring air.
Thanks for taking the time to read these tips – hopefully they were helpful and encouraging.
Ableworld strives to support local charities where possible and Random Act of Kindness Day gives us the opportunity to offer support and kindness to others in need.
The past two years have been especially hard for those who find themselves homeless in the UK. Following the pandemic amongst various other events that happened over the past two years, Ableworld has aimed to spread kindness and positivity in local communities and hopefully make a difference.
Amongst many other gestures within the company, Store Manager Abdul from Ableworld Reading decided to help local Homeless Shelter, New Beginnings. “It’s been great to contribute to such a great cause,” Abdul said, “It’s a great feeling to know that our donation will provide over 500 people across Reading with comfort and warmth over the next few months”.
New Beginnings' aim is to prevent poverty and financial hardship of people in Reading. They provide clothing, food and essential items to enable independent living and want to support people at what can be a very difficult time in their lives. New Beginnings were extremely grateful for the sock donation as these socks will go a long way in helping people in the local area.
There are many local homeless charities around the UK and we would encourage everyone to think about making a donation of whatever they can to support them. Anyone, from any walk of life, could find themselves reliant on a homeless charity and it’s fantastic what these volunteers do to help others.