The Silver Anniversary – the 25th Disability Awareness Day 2016

GMWRAG members may remember our brief previous appearances at the Disability Awareness Day in Warrington.

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:

  • To highlight what statutory, private or voluntary services are available to enable disabled people to stay independent.
  • To promote equipment and aides 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 2016 will take place on Sunday the 10th of July 2016 at Walton Hall and Gardens.

If any GMWRAG member fancies volunteering to attend this event you can enquire via their contact form, however, we suspect there is a cost for setting up a stall so please Contact GMWRAG if it doesn’t look too onerous and you fancy a day in sunny Warrington.

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