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Business collapse leaves £10,000 hole in Disability Awareness Day budget

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The Disability Awareness Day in Warrington is facing a £10,000 funding shortfall.

It is due to the collapse of the 2019 joint principal sponsor, Harry Fairclough Construction.

As part of a report in the Warrington Guardian, it detailed how the partnership had been set to continue in 2020 but now, the event is on the lookout for a new backer.

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Dave Thompson, co-founder and chief executive of organisers Warrington Disability Partnership, told the Warrington Guardian: “It’s sad news, they have been really supportive since they joined as one of our sponsors last year – we were devastated for the staff at Harry Fairclough Construction when we heard.

“We’ve now got £10,000 hole in the budget for Disability Awareness Day. It won’t stop us running the show, the show will go on and we are now speaking to potential new sponsors about opportunities.”

He continued: “It’s one of Warrington’s largest and longest established community events, running for 29 years – and we are already planning for next year and the 30th. Being a joint principle sponsor is a really prestigious part to play in the event.”

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