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Motability celebrates 40th Anniversary with Her Majesty The Queen

Motability, the charity that has provided ‘a road to freedom’ for millions of disabled people and their families, celebrates its 40th anniversary with Her Majesty The Queen Her Majesty The Queen, the Chief Patron of Motability since its inception, presented five disabled people and their families with the keys to their new vehicles in front of 400 guests The Motability ... Read More »

Guide Dog owner Lora is an inspiration

Guide dog owner and Paralympic cyclist Lora Fachie is a finalist for the upcoming Guide Dogs Annual Awards, taking place on 17 May at the Hurlingham Club in London. Lora has been nominated for the Inspirational Guide Dog Owner Award, chosen by viewers of ITV’s This Morning. The award-winning live magazine show will present films of the three finalists in ... Read More »

Everyday heroes raise funds for local charity

Local girl Robyn Harrison donned her Supergirl costume recently to throw a party with a difference to raise funds for Stick ‘n’ Step, the north west charity that has supported her since she was just four years old. 16 year old Robyn, who has cerebral palsy, has regularly attended conductive education sessions at Stick ‘n’ Step’s centre in Wallasey and ... Read More »

Army Veterans combatting mental health issues through Taekwon-do

Following Prince Harry’s historic interview with Bryony Gordon, in which he bravely opened up about the mental health issues he faced following his mother’s death, a new initiative was launched yesterday in Liverpool, aimed at assisting army veterans overcome their own mental health issues. This initiative, organised by award-winning charity Launchpad in collaboration with ITF England Taekwon-Do, saw two former ... Read More »

Typhoo and EFDS tea-m up in 2017 to support disabled athletes

Typhoo and the national charity the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) have teamed up again in 2017 to provide disabled athletes with more sporting opportunities to compete across England. It will be the third year that Typhoo will add an extra ‘OO’ to the National Junior Athletics Championships and nine regional qualifiers, aiming to increase the number of disabled ... Read More »

Adrenaline junkie takes to the skies to raise money for children’s hospice

A daredevil staff member from Surrey Choices took to the skies recently when she participated in a charity skydive at Skydive London, raising over £600 for local children’s hospice, Shooting Star Chase.  Adrenaline loving Nicky Harding, Employment and Communities Manager at the social care provider, was inspired to raise money for the charity following her experience with families who have ... Read More »

Blind Veterans UK announce highest figures for beneficiary recruitment

A record number of 940 new ex-Service men and women with sight loss in the UK are set to receive support from national charity Blind Veterans UK, according to new figures. Since 1915, Blind Veterans UK has supported more than 35,000 veterans to overcome the challenges of sight loss. In the 2016/17 financial year, more veterans than ever before accessed ... Read More »

Edinburgh Children’s Charity Announces Best Year Ever

An Edinburgh charity which supports children and young people in hospital is reporting its most successful year to date – both in terms of fundraising and the amounts it has handed out in grants. The Sick Kids Friends Foundation (SKFF), which supports the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (RHSC) in the capital, has announced it smashed its target for donations ... Read More »

Autism passport and tool kit

A unique jobseekers’ ‘passport’ which launched last week could make the journey to work for those with disabilities and hidden impairments a much more enjoyable – and realistic – proposition. In the same way someone travelling internationally can cross borders and enter into places they’ve never been able to access via the use of the well-known travel passport, it’s hoped ... Read More »

Arriva sign up to RNIB’s Bus Charter

Arriva UK Bus has signed up to RNIB’s (Royal National Institute of Blind People) Bus Charter to ensure services are accessible for customers with sight loss. The UK’s five main bus operators [1] have now pledged their commitment to the Charter. RNIB’s Bus Charter sets out 13 commitments Arriva will make to improve bus travel for passengers. To mark this ... Read More »

Rolls-Royce Derby Light It Blue for Autism East Midlands in support of Autism Awareness Week 2017

Across the globe thousands of iconic landmarks and buildings join the hundreds of thousands of homes and communities around the world to “light it blue” in support of people living with autism. In celebration of this week Autism East Midlands have created an additional range of Autism-friendly events and educational activities that have taken place all week, and will continue ... Read More »

Go-Ahead sign up to RNIB’s Bus Charter

Go-Ahead has signed up to RNIB’s (Royal National Institute of Blind People) Bus Charter to ensure services are accessible for passengers with sight loss. The bus operator has pledged its support for the Bus Charter, which sets out 13 commitments to improve bus travel. RNIB has worked with Go-Ahead’s regional bus operators holding local Swap with Me events. During the ... Read More »