News & Events

Sam Says blog: Famous and Disabled

In her first blog, our new disability campaigner - and successful actress - Samantha Renke offers her insight into what it is like being famous and disabled and whether societal perceptions on disability are changing. 

Pearly Queen Keeping Fit For Life Thanks To Ability Bow

An Ability Bow gym user with a visual impairment as part of recovery from a brain aneurysm which kept her in her ‘bedroom for a year’, says she can finally be her again thanks to the ‘life-changing’ 12 month rehabilitation work she has completed as part of our service, which is inner London’s only disability-tailored gym.

Events Update

We would like to thank you for supporting our 5km Big Fun Run which happens every year in October in Victoria Park. With 10 runners taking part we raised £2260 with part of that being payment for our wonderful course marshals, your volunteering on this event is so important as it translates directly into gym session for our members. This year was bigger and bolder than the last, and it wouldn't have been the same without your support. 

Director’s Update

Moving towards our seasonal break this Christmas we are looking back on what has been a busy and productive year at Ability Bow. We’re reflecting that 12 months ago our organisation was still reeling from making necessary, tough decisions to cut our costs, and from losing a number of our experienced colleagues to redundancies.