Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Awards for Excellence in Disability Sports

The trustees of Disability Sports Humber are delighted to announce that The Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Awards for Excellence in Disability Sports hosted by Doubletree by Hilton, Hull, will take place on Friday 1 June.

Dinner will be served at 7.30pm and will be preceded by a drinks reception. The hotel’s Lexington Roof Top Bar will be the venue for the after-party. With around 400 guests including Chris Skelley, the Hull-born judoka who competed for Great Britain at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, this will be the biggest awards night yet. Altogether 18 awards will be presented.

We are particularly grateful to the DoubleTree by Hilton for sponsoring the awards at a time when Disability Sports Humber faces an uncertain future. The trustees can confirm that a police investigation is ongoing into the disappearance of an amount of money from the charity’s account, and that a member of staff has been suspended.

We can also confirm that a number of people are signed up to run the Hull 10k under the charity name on Sunday 10 June 2018. We are making efforts now to protect runners’ places in the event and to ensure that the funds raised from their endeavours will go to another deserving, local cause.

The trustees are working hard to support the charity and all our staff and volunteers at this difficult time and it gives us great encouragement that the backing of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel will enable the athletes to enjoy a deserved celebration with family and friends.

We hope you will understand that we are unable to provide any further information at the moment, and we would ask that any questions and communications from people affected by this situation should be directed to adrian@disabilitysportshumber.com