Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021. This day is an opportunity to champion disability rights – to empower disabled people to tell their stories, be seen and understood.
So, today we are launching our #MakingChristmasCount campaign, emphasising the importance of disability visibility as we continue to rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic.
With guidelines relaxed and vaccines rolled out, disabled people can finally get back to the activities they enjoy – and celebrate the festive period for the first time in two years. We are #MakingChristmasCount and give disabled people the experience they deserve this year.
On 30th December, we will be hosting our first large in-person event since the pandemic began in the form of our Christmas Club at The Castle Leisure Centre in Elephant and Castle. The Christmas Club will be a pan-disability multi-sports event, where disabled people of all ages can enjoy inclusive yoga, football, basketball, boccia, dance and boxercise with a fun, festive atmosphere.
For those who are still more comfortable participating from home, we are also running three days of online activities via Zoom from Tuesday 21st to Thursday 23rd December, including inclusive balls skills sessions, a virtual bake-along and a quiz with special guests.
So, join us in #MakingChristmasCount for disabled people this year. There are several ways to get involved:
Together, we will be #MakingChristmasCount for disabled people, at the time of year they need it most.