Disability Awareness Day
Sunday 16th July 2017
Disability Awareness Day
Sunday 16th July 2017

DAD Week 2017

The week leading up to DAD is always full of exciting and interesting events, starting with the popular DAD Launch in Warrington town centre

Saturday 8th July

10am to 4pm: Launch of DAD 2017
Market Gate Warrington Town Centre
An Arts Showcase will launch a week of disability related events in the build-up to this year’s Big Day. Free Admission, please contact DAD Team 01925 240064 for more information.

Tuesday 11th July

9.30am to 12.30pm: Schools Disability Matters Schools Event
Walton Hall, Walton Gardens
Students from schools across the area will attend our annual interactive awareness event aimed at dispelling myths and misconceptions associated to disability and disabled people. Invitation only please contact Derek Jones 01925 240064

7.00pm to 10.30pm: Frogtastic
Arts Marquee Walton Gardens Warrington
The event features two fantastic tribute acts plus other special guests and a full supporting show including the Frogtastic DJ. Licensed bar available, bring your own food!

Wednesday 12th July

10.30am to 3.30pm: Ignite Your Life. Mental Health & Wellbeing Workshops & Exhibition
Arts Marquee, Walton Gardens.
5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust invites you to join them for a day of workshops and activities, advice and information from local support services, complimentary therapies, healthy eating, art, crafts and sports. Free Admission Contact Dennis Dewer 01925 664450

7pm to 10.30pm: Ella's Summertime Special
Arts Marquee, Walton Gardens
Ella Performance group , one of the uk's leading inclusive performing arts groups, will be delighting us with their array of talent. There will be singing, dance and drama with scenes from their recent shows (£10 per ticket, telephone Kate 01925 240064).

Thursday 13th July

1pm to 4pm: Lifetime Centre - Tea Party
Arts Marquee, Walton Gardens
A vintage afternoon tea party with music and dance, for older people, their families and carers. For more details and booking contact Dorothy Pritchard of DAF at the Lifetime Centre 01925 246824

5.00pm to 9.00pm: Children’s Party in the Park
Arts Marquee, Walton Gardens
A partnership of local children and young people’s support groups present a fun filled evening for disabled children, disabled young people, their families and friends. Activities include Arts, Dance, Sports, plus chill out and fun areas. Contact Tom Walsh 01925 240064

Friday 14th July

7.30pm to 11.30pm: The DAD Mega Quiz Night
Arts Marquee Walton Gardens Warrington
Teams of up to eight people for a fun quiz, a raffle with hundreds of pounds worth of prizes, and a hilarious session or two of stand up Bingo! There will be hot and cold food, a licensed bar and a fantastic charity auction. £8 a ticket includes food.

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Saturday 15th July

5pm to 8pm: Wolves in the Park
Arts Marquee, Walton Gardens
Meet your favourite players from the Warrington Wolves. Question and answer session, autographs and photos and touch rugby games. For more information contact Janis Williams 01925 240064

Sunday 16th July

10am to 5pm: The Big Event. Disability Awareness Day
Walton Hall Gardens
World’s largest voluntary led pan disability exhibition. Over 250 exhibitors from voluntary, statutory, private and business organisations with hundreds of ideas for independent living supported by a fun packed day out for all the family.

Enjoy some musical talent in Warrington Town Centre
The talented Ella Performance Group
The colourful scene as people have lunch!
Local sporting hero Adrian Derbyshire
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