Milton Keynes Disability Awareness DayBy Tracey Anson -
Now in its third year, the Milton Keynes Disability Awareness Day (MK DAD) is back!
This year, the event will be held on Saturday 16th July at the Walnut Tree Sports Ground in Milton Keynes. The fun will start at 2pm and finish at 6pm and will be formally opened by the newly elected Lord Mayor. Best of all, the event has free entry!
This event seeks to inspire people to try new sports, crafts and dance as well as to open up endless opportunities for those of all ages with disabilities.
On the day there will be a broad array of special guests attending. MK DAD are looking forward to welcoming the British Paralympic archer Valarie Williamson, the youngest fencing champion Gabi Down and Paralympian footballer Alistair Patrick-Heselton.
These famous faces hope to inspire all generations and ages to get involved with the world of sport and the opportunities it can produce.
Not only will there be arts and crafts workshops for people to take part in, there will also be gymnastics, yoga and tennis to name but a few. Many of the sporting activities will be happening throughout the day.
If sports isn't your cup of tea, there will be plenty of dance and music at the event with headline acts including Encompass, Neon, MK Snap Choir, Macintyre Glee Club and many more that are set to perform.
There will also be an array of tasty refreshments provided by Camphill, MK Snap and the Really Awesome Coffee Van.
Bring your own picnic and get ready for a great day out with friends and family!