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" The Penguin Sports Foundation funds sport & rehab opportunities for children with physical disabilities in North Devon. Here at GRIPP, we currently provide the hydrotherapy sessions and our director Gemma runs the weekly Frame Running Club which is supported by The Penguin Sports Foundation."

Check out the foundations website for more info -


The Penguin Club is a provision of free hydrotherapy sessions led by a qualified children’s physiotherapist. It offers children 10 weekly sessions followed by a further 5 sessions delivered fortnightly and a review session 6 months later.

All sessions will be carried out on Tuesdays and Fridays at The Woodland Clinic, Venn Mines Rd, Bideford, Devon, EX39 4BZ. The child’s family will be responsible for getting the child to and from the treatment centre for their sessions.

'Selection criteria'

  • Children living in the North Devon area with a neuromuscular condition or physical disability.

  • Children aged 2-16.

  • Children who have no other access to a hydrotherapy pool.

  • Willing to provide parental and child feedback following sessions.

In order to enrol your child into the hydrotherapy sessions, a referral needs to be made by a healthcare professional. For more information on this, please get in touch with the foundation -

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