VIDEO: Thousands of people visited another highly successful Warrington Disability Awareness Day at Walton Hall & Gardens which was celebrating its 28th anniversary.
Founded by Warrington Disability Partnership’s Chief Executive and founder Dave Thompson MBE, the annual event once again attracted huge crowds on the back of a week long of activities promoting disability awareness.
Dave said: “I would like to thank all our amazing volunteers and our sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible.”
During the event Lord-lieutenant of Cheshire David Briggs presented a special Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service to the Ella Performing Group who have been entertaining crowds at the event for many years.
Town Crier Peter Powell helped start proceedings as crowds flocked to a tented village in the grounds of Walton Hall.
With around 250 exhibitors there was something for everyone as the event was blessed with warm dry weather.
DAD is the the biggest non-profit disability exhibition led by volunteers in Europe, if not the world.
The event aims to raise awareness to the voluntary, statutory and private services available to people with disabilities, allowing them to be more independent.
Many of the exhibitors demonstrated equipment showing what disabled people are capable of achieving in the home, work place, sports, arts and entertainment.