The 30th annual Disability Awareness Day (DAD) exhibition is set to go ahead as planned.
Warrington Disability Partnership, the organising team behind the UK’s largest voluntary led pan-disability exhibition, has announced that the event will open at Walton Hall and Gardens on September 12, subject to COVID-19 restrictions.
Event co-ordinator Dave Thompson said: “The health and safety of our visitors, exhibitors and our team is always our number one priority. This is particularly important given the communities that DAD involves.
“After consulting with Public Health and our Local Authorities Events Safety Team to ensure we can follow national and local guidance, we are pleased to confirm that our 30th annual event will go ahead.”
The event is expecting over 20,000 visitors from across the UK to attend.
The aim of this year’s event is to promote independent living through the theme ‘It’s what disabled people can do that matters’.
DAD 2021 exhibitors will showcase solutions supporting independent living and mobility, with equipment, products, transport, employment, education, training, health and social care, leisure activities, alongside over 100 charities/support groups.
Most of this year’s exhibitors will be housed in a tented village of marquees, which will be supported by a Sports Zone, a Centre Arena, a Performing Arts Marquee and a children’s play area.
On the day, visitors can gain an insight into the help and support that is available locally, regionally and nationally.