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  • Sun
    14
    Jul
    2019

    Disability Awareness Day ("DAD")

    10.00am- 5.00pmWalton Hall and Gardens - Walton Lea Rd, Higher Walton, Warrington WA4 6SN

    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 can expect to find around 250 exhibitors, equipment suppliers, transport, holidays, leisure, employment, support groups and services. PLUS a Sports Zone including Scuba diving, an Arts Marquee, Centre Arena and family entertainment. The show opens at 10am and finishes at 5pm, and entry is FREE with a FREE programme. You can also download a copy of the 2018 programme here

    About DAD

    Have you ever wondered what DAD week and Disability Awareness Day are like behind the scenes? Read this fascinating first hand account from Dave Thompson MBE DL, the Co-ordinator of the event.

    The Aims of DAD

    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:

      • To highlight what statutory, private or voluntary services are available to enable disabled people to stay independent.
    • To promote equipment and aids that could maintain or improve independence, not just what is offered by statutory service providers, we want everyone to see the best and/or latest designs

     

    • To provide an opportunity to showcase what disabled people can do, in the field of Sport, Arts and Entertainment

     

    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!

    Disability Awareness Day 2019 will take place on Sunday 14th July at Walton Hall and Gardens.

    Please follow the link for more information- https://www.disabilityawarenessday.org.uk/index.shtml

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