ORGANISERS of this year’s 21st annual Disability Awareness Day say there is still time for charities and businesses to book their place at the biggest event of its kind in the UK.
More than 25,000 people are expected to flock to the family event, taking place at at Walton Hall Gardens, Warrington, on Sunday July 15.
Dave Thompson, chairman and founder of Warrington Disability Partnership, said: “It’s going to be a truly fantastic, fun-packed day.
“Brian Cronin, group chief executive at Your Housing Trust, has just told us that they are delighted to be our main sponsor this year and everything points to another great day.”
Many of the 250 stands and stalls that will occupy the marques and parkland have already been booked.
“But there is still time to book a place,” says Dave. “With so many people expected to be there, it’s a perfect way to promote your services.”
Dave and the team at WDP are also involved in all kinds of fundraising activities to ensure that the event is a big hit.
Their latest scuba event involved a team of 22 – which included wheelchair-user Dave, who only has limited use of his left arm – pulled in more than £6,000.
“I’m still aching all over now but I was determined not to give up,” said a jubilant Dave.
To book a stand at DAD call 01925 240064 or visit www.disabilityawarenessday.org.uk
WDP is a user led voluntary organisation with charitable status, which actively promotes independent living. Based in Warrington, our organisation employs 50+ staff and 100+ volunteers who deliver a range of services for disabled people, their families and carers. This includes a Centre for Independent Living, Shopmobility, Disability Information Point, Direct Payments Scheme, Employment Service, Discover IT Suite, Leisure, Recreation and Sporting activities, Access Advice, Training, Holidays, an Equipment Loan Service and volunteering opportunities.
For further information contact Alan Izzard/Val Caldwell on 01925 240064.