Disability Day Event 2011

Stoke on Trent College is inviting the public to join in a range of activities at an event designed to raise awareness and much-needed funds for people living with disabilities.

Now in its fourth year, – the Disability Day is organised by learners from the College’s Students and Disabilities Group, as well as staff.

Taking place at the Sports Barn at the College’s Cauldon campus, on Wednesday May 4 2011, from 10am to 2pm, the event is free to enter and encourages people to join in a range of activities – and to view stands set up by different organisations offering guidance and advice.

Activities on the day include a wheelchair assault course, visually impaired football, guide dog displays, a chance to learn the British Sign Language alphabet and Bollywood dancing.

A tom bola event will also be taking place, with all proceeds and donations going towards an annual Alton Towers trip for the disabled students involved in the Students and Disabilities Group.

Charities with stands on the day will include the Donna Louise Trust, Cancer Research UK, Action for Blind People, Staffordshire Fire Service, Stoke on Trent City Council’s Access Team, The Stroke Association, Trinity Skills for Life and Deafness Research UK.

Stoke on Trent College’s Learning Support Assistant, Zoe Simpson, has helped organise the event. She said: “The event has been really popular over the last few years and we are hoping this year’s will be bigger and better than ever.

“There is a lot going on the day and the activities always turn out to be really good fun for everyone who gets involved.

“The cause is a really worthwhile one so the more people that come along the better.”

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