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Team GB star joins social care charity for Winter Olympics experience

British Bobsleigh athlete, Leon Greenwood, surprised a group of people who access social care, in an exclusive Winter Olympics experience led by national social care charity, Community Integrated Care.

Calling in virtually from a Team GB training camp in Switzerland, Leon delighted guests on the charity’s award-winning activities website www.What-To-Do.co.uk, taking time to answer questions and provide inspiration for people supported by the charity.

The former 100m track star, who after a serious injury was told he’d never sprint again, is now back in top-level sport and aiming for the 2026 Olympics. By sharing his personal story of overcoming the odds, Leon encouraged the group to never give up on their dreams, with many in attendance sharing their own stories of resilience.

Leon then joined participants in an accessible exercise class, with movements themed by winter sports such as snowboarding and skiing.

Speaking on the experience, Leon spoke about the fun he had supporting the charity:

“It was an absolute pleasure to meet everyone at Community Integrated Care and hear about their work supporting people with learning disabilities with such brilliant initiatives like this. I’m glad that I could provide some inspiration by sharing my journey, but I also left the session feeling motivated after meeting such amazing people who are supported by the charity, and hearing about their positive work in the community. I look forward to seeing them all again soon!”

Lewis Webster, Sports Inclusion Communications Manager at Community Integrated Care, said:

“Leon is such a fantastic role model for the people we support, with an incredible story in overcoming adversity. I think he’s very relatable for people who access social care and face barriers every day, and I’m sure his story inspired everyone who joined the session to consider pursuing their own dreams and setting aspirational goals, whilst also highlighting the importance of keeping active. He’s gained a host of new fans who will be eagerly following his journey with Team GB, and we wish him the best of luck on his journey to the 2026 Olympics.”

Community Integrated Care is one of the UK’s biggest and most successful social care charities, delivering life enhancing support to over 3,000 people with a diverse range of care needs, including: learning disabilities, autism, dementia, and mental health concerns.

 To find out more about What To Do and upcoming experiences, visit www.What-To-Do.co.uk

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