Other Events Coming Up

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Wheelpower Sports Events 2019

When: Various dates

Where: Various locations

What: Wheelpower organise an annual programme of events for children, young people and adults, including: Primary and Junior Sports camps, Get Active camps, and National Junior Games.

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Rare Disease Day 2019

When: Thursday 28th February

Where: All over the world!

What: Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year. The main objective of the day is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients' lives. This year's theme is 'Bridging Health and Social Care'.

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Disabled Access Day 2019

When: Saturday 16th March

Where: All over the UK!

What they say: "In 2015, Disabled Access Day began as a day to celebrate good access and to create opportunities for people to try something new. The day was very much about highlighting the fantastic access that already exists in places, experiences such as going on a touch tour, enjoying a relaxed peformance, sensory experiences, signed events, level access and of course a warm welcome! Disabled People are encouraged having tried something new, or visited somewhere new, to share their story so that others can follow."

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Disabled Living Exhibitions 2019

 

When:

  • Kidz to Adultz Middle: Thursday 21st March
  • Kidz to Adultz South: Thursday 16th May
  • Kidz to Adultz Wales & West: Thursday 4th July
  • Kidz to Adultz Scotland: TBC
  • Kidz to Adultz North: Thursday 14th November

Where: Various locations throughout the UK

What: Organised by Disabled Living, these are five of the largest, free UK exhibitions totally dedicated to children and young adults aged up to 25 years with disabilities and additional needs, their parents, carers and professionals who work with them.

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Family Fund

When: Various dates

Where: Across the UK

What: Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. They are both holding and attending a number of events throughout 2019.

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 Naidex 2019

When: 26th and 27th April

Where: Gate 3, The NEC, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B40 1NT

What: Naidex is Europe’s biggest and most far-reaching trade and consumer show dedicated to the care, rehabilitation and lifestyle of people with physical disabilities. Get your free ticket today!

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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy &
Spinal Muscular Atrophy 

Patient/Families/Professional Learning Event

When: Sunday 12th May

Where: Golden Jubilee Conference Centre, Beardmore Street, Clydebank, G81 4SA

What: The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice and Muscular Dystrophy UK, in partnership with Scottish Muscle Network and DMD Pathfinders, are inviting families and professionals to join them at this learning event. It's a good opportunity for patients, families, carers and health and social care staff to come together to meet. 

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RISE 4 Disability events 2019



When and Where:

  • Maidstone: 14th & 15th June

What: These events, for both health professionals and members of the general public, are free to attend and have something for everyone. You can: find supporting charities and organisations; network with like-minded people, or colleagues and peers; find out more about research on new and existing products; attend conferences; listen to motivational speakers.

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Motability Events 2019

When and Where: ‘The Big Event’ is taking place on 28th & 29th June at the NEC in Birmingham.

Other regional events taking place in Edinburgh, Exeter, Harrogate and Peterborough throughout the year.

What: All the events bring everything available on the Motability Scheme together in great accessible locations, to make joining the Scheme as easy and informed as possible. They’re free to attend and include: a huge display of cars, WAVs, adaptations and scooters; opportunities to test drive adapted and non-adapted cars; Motability Scheme advisors available to chat to.

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Disability Awareness Day 2019

When: Sunday 14th July

Where: Walton Hall Gardens in Warrington

What: Disability Awareness Day ("DAD") is the world's largest 'not for profit' voluntary-led disability exhibition, held annually in a huge tented village within the grounds of Walton Hall Gardens in Warrington. Visitors to the free show will find over 250 exhibitors, equipment suppliers, transport, holidays, leisure, employment, support groups and services. Plus a Sports Zone including Scuba diving, an Arts Marqee and family entertainment. 

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Campaign Events

The MD UK's Muscle Groups bring together the 70,000 people in the UK who are living with muscle-wasting conditions, health professionals and elected representatives.

There will be a Muscle Group meeting happening near you soon.