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Virtual DAD receives £40,000 boost from National Lottery

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THIS year’s Virtual Disability Awareness Day has received a major boost with a £40,000 grant from the National Lottery Community Fund.

Organised by local charity Warrington Disability Partnership the funding comes from the National Lottery’s Coronavirus Community Support fund, to help organise and run the event which takes place on Sunday, October 25.
Like numerous events around the country, this year’s annual event at Walton Hall & Gardens had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
But now thanks to the latest technology the event can be staged online with a virtual event including “walk through” marquees, providing various organisations to promote their services.
Bookings are still being taken for businesses or community groups who wish to participate – and thanks to the funding stands are free.
WDP co-founder and Chief Executive Dave Thompson said: “The lottery funding has provided us with a major boost and we have also managed to secure a virtual display by the famous Red Arrows, including a Pilot’s eye experience.
“While it has been a difficult year for many we hope our virtual DAD event will help local businesses and community groups gain much-needed exposure.”
Bookings can be made online here https://dadvirtual.org.uk/contact
To see a virtual marquee visit https://dadvirtual.org.uk/

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