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In January 2021 Community Links Bromley (CLB) led a bid alongside Bromley Mencap, MyTime Active and Palace for Life Foundation to apply for funding from Royal Mencap to take part in the Round the World Challenge. The Round the World Challenge supports people with a learning disability to get outside and get active in a way that is flexible, fun, and empowering.

Round the World Challenge is about turning hours of fun sporting and physical activities into a round-the-world adventure. Each hour of activity logged by the individual moves them closer to their next destination, on their way to complete their route which can be around the UK, Europe of the World. Individuals will receive a postcard from a different location as the number of hours of activity they do takes them around their chosen route.

CLB was successful in securing funding to run a programme for 12 months. We began with an online launch event in March and delivered two taster sessions in April where coaches demonstrated football, dance and keep fit and Tai Chi.

Since then, we have delivered several events online and have just begun to take the activities into outside locations as restrictions ease and the weather improves.

We are now in the process of delivering new events such as ten pin bowling at the Pavilion in Bromley and hopefully football soon.

The events are all currently free to those over 16 with a learning disability.


Events this month

We post upcoming activities on social media and on our events page so please follow us on keep an eye on the website for updates: Events Training - Community Links Bromley. Event dates for the October programme are as follows:

  • Bowling at the Pavilion, the Glades, Bromley BR1 3EF – every Tuesday, 10am-11.30am (cost £4.65 card payment only)

  • Padel Tennis at Sundridge Park Tennis Club, Lawn Close (off Garden Road) BR1 3NA – every Tuesday, 1pm-2pm FREE

  • Golf at Bromley Golf Centre, Magpie Hall Lane, BR2 8JF – every Wednesday, at 2pm–3pm FREE SESSION + CLUBS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE TO BORROW FOR FREE

  • Dancing / Party Dancing at the Pavilion, the Glades, Bromley BR1 3EF – every Thursday, 12.30pm-1.30pm FREE starts 2/9/21

  • Football with Palace for Life Foundation at the Walnuts Leisure Centre, Lych Gate Road, Orpington BR6 0TJ - every Friday, 10.30am-11.30am FREE (starts 1st October 2021)

Download the October programme flyer for full details here

Registration for these events is required! If the events are of interest and you would like to take part or find out more, please contact Ann Stott at Bromley Mencap - 0208 466 or Steve Smith at Community Links Bromley - 0208 315 1919,


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Join us for an evening of celebration as we recognise the achievements of the Bromley Round the World Challenge participants.

Date and time: Friday 19th November, 6.30pm – 8:30pm

Location: Crofton Halls, Orpington

Contact Ann Stott on 020 8466 0790 or email for details and to register.

Download the event flyer here


Watch the video below for a taste of some of the latest activities which took place as part of this challenge!