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Bromsgrove's Amber Active puts on day of activities for adults with autism - video

Harry Leach 17th Oct, 2018 Updated: 22nd Oct, 2018

LOCAL support group Amber Active put on a range of activities for adults with autism and even had a guest from MTV come along to join in on the fun.

The group and its users took over the Ryland Centre by dancing, racing and shooting their way through an action-packed day.

Gary Ives, who works for Amber Active, said: “We run activities such as new age curling, football, volleyball and dancing every Friday at the sports hall.

“For this event we have been concentrating on wheelchair basketball which everyone seems to enjoy.

“It’s good for them to unwind, relax, feel comfortable have a lot of fun.”

To make things even more interesting Gary got in touch with close friend Chambers Whittle who currently stars in the MTV show Refreshers Week.

Chambers said: “I’ve come down here today for the first time to support the group and see some of the work they do.

“It’s a really positive vibe they’ve got going on and it’s been really fun to play some basketball too.

“I recommend anyone to get involved if they can.”

Also in attendance was manager of Bromsgrove Blaze Hotshots Brian Miller who rented the wheelchairs for the event.

He said: “We offer a great service because it gets people with disabilities fit and active by playing sports.

“My son has heart problems which doesn’t allow him to exercise in the way he would like to.

“But stick him in a chair and he can go out and play.”

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