Sporting discounts for disabled young people

PR2099/RC/MF - 03/05/2017

Young people with special education needs or disabilities can now enjoy half price sports activities at parks in Burgess Hill, Lindfield and Haywards Heath.

Mid Sussex District Council has joined the Compass Card scheme, an initiative that helps disabled young people and their families to make the most of local leisure facilities and activities.

The free Compass Card offers disabled young people under the age of 26 significant discounts on a range of activities like rock climbing, music gigs or cinema visits. It is currently accepted at more than 130 leisure venues in Brighton & Hove and West Sussex.

From Monday 24 April, Mid Sussex District Council will offer Compass Card holders half-price Tennis Court bookings at St John’s Park in Burgess Hill, Victoria Park and Beech Hurst Gardens in Haywards Heath and at Lindfield Common. The Council’s Petanque and Bowls facilities at Beech Hurst Gardens will also be half-price.

“The Compass Card scheme is a fantastic way for us to support young people with disabilities and their families,” said Regina Choudhury, Community Development Officer for Mid Sussex District Council. “I’m delighted that we’re able to be part of the scheme and we can add to the great range of discounted leisure activities that are already on offer.”

The Compass Card scheme is managed by the charity Amaze on behalf of Brighton & Hove City Council and West Sussex County Council. For more information about the Compass Card call the Compass Team on 01273 234020, email Compass@amazebrighton.org.uk or visit http://www.compasscard.org.uk.

Bookings for sports activities in Mid Sussex District Council parks can be made online at www.midsussex.gov.uk/sportsbookings, by email at bookings@midsussex.gov.uk or by calling 01444 477379. All bookings must be made at least three days in advance.

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