VIDEO: Olympic star opens Horsham charity’s new project

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There were cheers all round as a former British Olympic champion opened a Horsham charity’s new £21,000 project.

The Springboard Project, in Hurst Road, has seen its front entrance completely transformed after months of work.

Sally Gunnell performing opening ceremony at Springboard Horsham. Pic Steve Robards  SR1607760 SUS-160703-161750001

Sally Gunnell performing opening ceremony at Springboard Horsham. Pic Steve Robards SR1607760 SUS-160703-161750001

The front of the centre, which provides inclusive play and leisure opportunities for families with young children with disabilities, has had a new ramp installed along with new automatic doors which can be opened with a push of the button. Smart new signage has also been created.

Dozens of special guests crowded to celebrate the opening today (Monday March 7) as Olympic gold medallist Sally Gunnell cut the ribbon.

Part of the redevelopment was funded by the Sussex branch of national rugby charity The Wooden Spoon.

The children’s charity, which is funded through donations from rugby and sports teams across the country, including clubs in West Sussex, donated £12,500 to the project.

Sally Gunnell opens new Springboard Project development

Sally Gunnell opens new Springboard Project development

Horsham District Council has donated the remaining £8,500 which funded the creation of the automatic doors.

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