MK Disability Awareness Day (MK DAD)

Inspirational talents are being showcased at MK Disability Awareness Day’s Picnic in the Park on Saturday July 16, a free event, from 2-6pm at Walnut Tree.

MK DAD has its own anthem this year based on the theme ‘See Beyond Disability’ which has been specially written for the event by people with disabilities.

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

Iain Stewart MP will be adding his support alongside MK’s new Mayor, Councillor Steve Coventry to officially set the day rolling.

There’s dance from Neon, musical talent from Haddon Beats, drumming from Warriors, and performances from the Glee Club, Encompass, MK Snap Choir and Camphill. You can try over a dozen sports lead by MK DONS Sports and Education Trust, archery from Newport Pagnell Archers, yoga, do-your-own crafts and face-painting.

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. The exhibition will demonstrate the richly diverse and extraordinary creativity amongst our community. Alongside art created by people with disabilities, we are also proud to present artwork from hand and foot artist Keith Jansz.

MK DAD brings together a multitude of city organisations representing seen and unseen physical, mental and emotional disabilities. Many will have their information stands on site.

MK DAD Chair, Debbie Brock said: “Disability Awareness Day sets out to show that everybody has abilities – there are remarkable things that people with disabilities can achieve and MK DAD showcases all that potential”.

The free event will take place between 2-6pm at Walnut Tree playing field and MK Snap. All are invited to ‘see beyond disability’. Bring a picnic or enjoy some great home-made refreshments from Camphill and MK Snap.

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.

Telephone 01908 230100 Email hello@macintyrecharity.org