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Glasgow 2014: The athletes seeking disability ‘key role’

Melissa Tapper and Sophie Thornhill are competing in very different events at Glasgow 2014 but both share a similar objective – to show that elite athletes with a disability have a key role to play at the Commonwealth Games. Australian Tapper, who was born with Erbs Palsy that left her with nerve damage to her right shoulder and arm, will ... Read More »

Civil war survivor Rosa Crean targets bowls gold

Visually impaired lawn bowls player Rosa Crean wants a gold medal at her first Commonwealth Games. The 72-year-old bowler survived the Greek Civil War and abduction as a child to win at the Atlanta Paralympics in 1996. She has since claimed more than 40 medals and is looking to win the mixed pairs in Glasgow. “[I want] gold for Wales,” ... Read More »

Disability Somerset returns for 4th year

The South West’s only established Independent Living Exhibition, Disability Somerset, returns for its 4th year. The event which will take place on Wednesday 10th September at ‘The Venue’@Junction24, Sedgemoor Auction Centre is boasting the inclusion of a ‘Vehicle Zone’ which is being supported by Motability, the organisation which operates the Motability Car and Powered Wheelchair and Scooter Schemes. There will ... Read More »

London Walkabout 2014

This year marks our fourth annual London Walkabout, a 5k walk to raise money and awareness for Walkabout Foundation. 100% of proceeds go to the charity’s wheelchair donation and paralysis research projects across the world. Wheelchair riders and walkers alike are all encouraged to come and participate in this year’s superhero-themed walk. This is a great event to get outside, ... Read More »

Paralympic medallists show support for National Paralympic Day

Paralympic medallists Dan Greaves, Mickey Bushell, David Devine and Abdi Jama have today called on their hometowns of Birmingham and Liverpool to come out and show their support for local Paralympic athletes by getting involved with a special day of activities to celebrate National Paralympic Day on Saturday August 30.   Centenary Square in Birmingham and at Chavasse Park, Liverpool ... Read More »

Channel 4 continues para-sport commitment in summer 2014

Channel 4 is set to broadcast a host of major para-sport events this summer. The news follows the broadcaster’s unparalleled coverage of Sochi 2014, the biggest ever UK TV commitment to Winter Paralympic Games, and two years on from its ground-breaking, BAFTA winning coverage of the 2012 Paralympic Games. Programming will include coverage of July’s Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games in London ... Read More »

Brain-injured golfer on course to Namibia

After promising junior golfer Graeme Mazur was brain injured and semi-paralysed in a road accident while on his newspaper delivery round he feared anything approaching normal life would be over. But Graeme, now aged 29, never abandoned hope of putting aside his wheelchair, getting back on his feet and returning to the golf course. He is not only playing golf ... Read More »

Disability Awareness Day set to celebrate 23rd anniversary

The countdown is on for this year’s Disability Awareness Day or DAD as it is affectionately known. On Sunday 13th July a huge tented village set in the grounds of the grand settings of Walton Hall Gardens in Warrington Cheshire (off A56) will be the location for the world’s largest ‘voluntary led’ pan disability independent living extravaganza. Over the years ... Read More »

Scottish Government withholds Commonwealth Games legacy fund over learning disabilities dispute

THE Scottish Government have vowed to withhold a six-figure Commonwealth Games legacy fund until Glasgow City Council better accommodate people with learning disabilities. Holyrood pledged £150,000 to set up a facility for adults with learning disabilities within Tollcross Swimming Centre after the Games. But the money has been withheld after disability campaigners raised concerns their needs would not be met. ... Read More »

National Paralympic Day set to make a splash for 2014

For the first time since the London 2012 Paralympic Games, international swimmers will once again compete in the iconic London Aquatics Centre. Tickets go on sale at 9am tomorrow (Friday) for this major sporting event, being held as part of National Paralympic Day featuring the Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival, which returns to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday August ... Read More »

RADIO FORTH’S CASH FOR KIDS SUPPORTS FIRST EVER RELAXED PERFORMANCE OF PANTO

The Festival City Theatres Trust, which runs the King’s and Festival theatres, is delighted to announce that Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids will support the first ever relaxed performance of the legendary King’s Theatre Edinburgh pantomime. The relaxed performance of Aladdin, the King’s panto for 2014/15, will take place on Thursday 15 January 2015. It will be dedicated to the ... Read More »

Glasgow 2014 set to be most disability-friendly Commonwealth Games to date

GLASGOW will host the most disability-friendly Commonwealth Games ever this year. The city will welcome more than 350 disabled athletes and more than 10,000 spectators with specific access needs over the fortnight of the Games. And officials have been working since the city was chosen as the venue in 2007 to make sure they are properly catered for. There are ... Read More »