Optua charity games

It's the 10th year the disability charity Optua has run a sports day at the Royal Hospital School in Holbrook
It's the 10th year the disability charity Optua has run a sports day at the Royal Hospital School in Holbrook Photo: ITV Anglia

In exactly a week's time, the Olympic torch will pass through Suffolk - and today around 160 disabled people from across the county took part in a special event.

They took part in a day of sports inspired by the upcoming games.

The Olympic-themed event started with a procession in the grounds of the Royal Hospital School in Holbrook.

It's the tenth year the school, with disability charity Optua, has run a sports day here.

"We all like to have fun, that's the first purpose. The second is to get people with disabilities to come out and try some new activities, work as a team, build their confidence and self-esteem."

– David Finn, Optua

Those taking part have a range of physical, sensory and learning disabilities.

Sixteen teams had a go at a variety of games.