MK Disability Awareness Day (MK DAD) July 16th 2016

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The MK Rose will be the focus of a celebratory event to mark Disability Awareness Day in Milton Keynes on Thursday July 14.

MK DAD aims to celebrate and raise awareness of the enormous talents and strengths of people with disabilities and the value they bring to our society.

Guests, including The Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, Milly Soames, Deputy Lieutenants and  Mayor, Steven Coventry and Mayoress will hear the MK DAD anthem, ‘See Me (Not My Disability)’ sung for the first time.

The theme of this years’ event invites us to ‘Look Beyond Disability’.

Maureen McColl, CEO of MK Snap who lobbied for Disability Awareness Day to be recognised by having a pillar at The Rose said: “MK DAD is truly on the Calendar and is spreading the vision of looking beyond the disability and seeing the person.”

The celebrations continue on Saturday with the MK DAD Picnic in the Park, at Walnut Tree from 2-6pm.  A free event with dance, music, performances, sports, archery and much more.

British Paralympic sportswoman, Anna Turney, will bring her inspirational energy to the day, along with City-based British archery Paralympian, Valerie Williamson.

There’s also a stunning art exhibition and interactive workshop, showcasing talent from MK Arts for Health, MK Snap, MacIntyre, Tower Drive/Whaddon Way and Camphill. Alongside art created by people with disabilities, we are also proud to present artwork from hand and foot artist Keith Jansz.

All are invited to ‘see beyond disability’. Bring a picnic or enjoy some great home-made refreshments from MK Snap.and Camphill.

The event is supported by MK Community Foundation, The Parks Trust, MK Council, Camphill MK, MacIntyre MK, MK DONS SET, MK Arts for Health, MK Snap, Milton Keynes Cenotaph Trust and MKCil.

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