Disability Awareness Day
Sunday 13th July 2014
Disability Awareness Day ("DAD") is the world's largest 'not for profit' voluntary-led disability exhibition, held annually in a huge tented village within the grounds of Walton Hall Gardens in Warrington.
Visitors to the show will find over 250 exhibitors, equipment suppliers, transport, holidays, leisure, employment, support groups and services. PLUS a Sports Zone including Scuba diving, an Arts Marqee and family entertainment. The show opens at 10am and finishes at 5pm, and entry is FREE with a FREE programme.
Disability Awareness Day is a pan disability event which promotes a can do culture focussing on what disabled people can do throughout life and work. The show has three main aims:
As well as fulfilling all these aims every year the show also gives everyone who comes a really good day out filled with interest, fun and entertainment!
Another fantastic day for 2014! Huge crowds enjoyed a rich variety of information, entertainment and fun. Checkout the report below from Gary Skentelbury
The 3rd Cheshire Independent Living Awareness Day will be held at Moss Farm Leisure Complex, Northwich on Friday 22nd August 2014.
Confirmation has been received that DAD events were successfully held on Sunday 13th July in Milton Keynes and Cameroon, other celebratory events were also held in London. The Message Institute based in India held their 4th annual event on Tuesday 15th July.
The Alex Project from Cheshire, Lawrance Smith, Knowsley Parents and Adult Carers and Penny O'Hare from The John Holt Cancer Support Foundation received Positive Action Awards at Disability Awareness Day. This years awards were sponsored by Your Housing Group and the Disability Trading Company.
Thanks to huge support from Barclays Bank the DAD BBQ and Quiz Night raised over £8,500 for Warrington Disability Partnership.