The thrill of go-karting will soon be made available in Maidenhead to children and young people with disabilities - following a £13,000 grant from the rugby charity Wooden Spoon.

The charity supports children and young people with disabilities and since 1983 has funded more than 1,000 projects across the UK and Ireland, totalling over £28 million.

The £13,000 grant will enable Absolutely Together - part of the Absolutely Leisure charity - to provide two twin seat karts, one of which will be located at Absolutely Karting at the Arena, Stafferton Way.

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The specialist karts give those with additional needs the chance to experience the thrill or karting by having as much control as possible, or by being a passenger while an Absolutely Karting instructor whizzes them safely around the track.

David Brind, Group Manager at Absolutely Leisure which runs Absolutely Karting, said: “Those who have children and young people with additional needs often face physical and financial restrictions on the activities they are able to enjoy as a family, which can lead to social isolation, mental health problems and an inability to get their children active.

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"Through Absolutely Together, and in particular our Thousands of Smiles campaign, we aim to change that and give these families experiences they can enjoy and cherish, whether that’s a game of bowling, a few laps of karting, a visit to the theatre, or a trip to a local attraction.

“A huge thank you to the Wooden Spoon charity for its generous grant."

Those who would like to participate in Absolutely Together’s scheme and receive free access to leisure facilities simply need to email