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28 ParalympicGB athletes are former Back Up trust service users

The leading spinal cord injury charity Back Up Trust is proud to count 28 members of the British Paralympics team as former service users. For many, the charity offers the first opportunity to get back to being active following a spinal cord injury. Louise Wright, Back Up’s CEO, said: ‘‘We’re thrilled that Back Up’s services have helped so many to ... Read More »

Disabled people shut out of sport and exercise ahead of Paralympics

61 percent of disabled people would like to do more sport or exercise. 21 percent of UK adults say they’d be encouraged to exercise more if facilities were more accessible to them. Almost one in ten disabled people say they would be more likely to take part if they were “not disabled”, “not injured”, or “in better health”. Leonard Cheshire ... Read More »

Sense respond to TFL’s badges for disabled passengers

Sense, the national deafblind charity, responds to TFL’s ‘Baby on Board-style’ badges for disabled passengers Sense, the national deafblind charity, has welcomed Transport for London’s announcement that Londoners with disabilities will be offered badges which will encourage other passengers on to board to give up their seat. The “Baby on board-style” accessories, which say “Please offer me a seat”, are being ... Read More »

Deafblind woman to scale the O2 to raise money for charity

Deafblind woman to scale the O2 to raise money for charity Charlotte Louise Easton will climb the O2 arena with support from Suzy Louise Ensor, her Communicator Guide Funds raised are to go to Sense, the national deafblind charity to help support children and adults with deafblindness  A woman who is deafblind from Broxbourne is to scale the O2 to ... Read More »

Eureka! supports more disabled families thanks to the Morrisons Foundation

Eureka! The National Children’s Museum is celebrating a funding boost for its Access All Areas project thanks to a generous grant from the Morrisons Foundation. Access All Areas offers free support and activities for disabled children and their families, opening opportunities for a playful day out to families who otherwise might struggle. The Morrisons Foundation grant of £15,545 will enable ... Read More »

Blind man arrives in London following 750 mile cycle challenge in aid of RNIB

57-year-old Ken Reid, who is registered blind, arrived in the capital on 12 August, having cycled 750 miles from Edinburgh on a tandem to raise vital funds for RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People). Ken, who was diagnosed with degenerative eye condition retinitis pigmentosa thirty years ago, visited all four of the UK’s capitals, as well as Dublin, during ... Read More »

Kidz to Adultz Scotland Scotland free visitor entry ticket!

Kidz to Adultz Scotland  Thursday 15 September 2016  9.30am – 4. 30pm Highland Hall, Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, EH28 2NB  Visitor’s FREE entry tickets available!   Do you know or work with children and/or young people up to the age of 25 with disabilities or additional needs? Are you a parent, carer, family member supporting a child or young person ... Read More »

Fundraiser Surpasses £500,000 for Care Charity

Bield, one of Scotland’s leading providers of housing and care services, has raised more than £160,000 over the past year thanks to the efforts of the tenants, carers, family, friends and staff. In the latest Annual Fundraising Report, Kevin Rowe, Fundraiser for Bield praised the efforts of everyone involved in ensuring those using their services can enjoy the brightest possible ... Read More »

Sense, the national deafblind charity, responds to research which highlights workplace disability discrimination

Sense, the national deafblind charity, has responded to new research which reveals that 1 in 10 businesses within the UK believe they are unable to employ disabled people. The survey, which was commissioned by Disability Rights UK, highlighted a range of negative attitudes preventing employers from offering jobs to people with disabilities, such as fearing possible discrimination claims (33%) and believing ... Read More »

HRH Princess Alexandra visits Flat Spaces Foundation

HRH Princess Alexandra, the Honourable Lady Ogilvy, KG, GCVO, visited Flat Spaces Hampshire on July 14.     HRH was greeted by Mr Tom Yendell and his wife Lucy. Tom is the Chairman and Founder of Flat Spaces Foundation; a charity that provides purpose built, fully accessible holiday accommodation for those with severe disabilities, their families and carers. Tom created Flat Spaces ... Read More »

Charity CBM sponsoring Rwandan women’s sitting volleyball team for Rio

As Olympic fever is upon us with Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games, overseas disability charity CBM is very excited to announce their sponsorship of the Rwandan women’s sitting volleyball team. This is ground breaking sponsorship, as it has enabled Rwanda to be the first African country to send a women’s team to the Paralympics. The team of 25 women ... Read More »

WingWalking women reach for the skies for epilepsy

Team of women completed a Wingwalk on Sunday, 10 July in Upminster to raise funds for national charity Young Epilepsy. The super six, Emily Donoghue, Rebecca Turnbull, Vicki Kennedy, Monika Skrzypczak, Jane Moss and Sarah Nicholls, took it in turns to be strapped to the wing of a biplane as it took flight at the Damyns Hall aerodrome in Essex. ... Read More »