Thank You from MK DAD 2018

The 2018 event has now taken place …

We would like to thank everyone who took part as performers, sports demonstrators, speakers, stallholders and the MK DAD committee who have come together from various organisations to produce this years successful event.

We would also like to thank CentreMK for the use of Middleton Hall and giving us the platform to reach more people with our disability awareness message.

And most importantly we need to thank you the public and MK DAD supporters who came out in your hundreds to support the 5th instalment of this growing event.

Thank you again and we will see you in 2019!

MK DAD 2018: You See Me- moving forward

10am – 3pm – SATURDAY July 14th 2018 at Middleton Hall, Centre MK

MK Disability Awareness Day or MK DAD, is an opportunity to showcase the talents and abilities of everyone with a disability and promote a ‘can do’ culture focussing on ‘what people with disabilities, both seen and unseen ‘can do’ throughout life, work and in the field of Sport, Arts and Entertainment.

This year meet British Paralympic sportswoman, Anna Turney, who will  bring her inspirational energy to the day, along with MK-based British archery paralympian, Valerie Williamson.

Disabled artist, Keith Jansz will also be at MK DAD highlighting the exhibition that’s on show of over 70 artworks that showcase the talents of local disabled artists.

MK DAD highlights the enormous talents and strengths of people with disabilities. By celebrating these abilities as a community we raise awareness of the needs of everyone and by understanding these needs, we can become a truly inclusive society.

For 2018 MK DAD has decided to focus on the theme of movement which is derived from our exploration into sport and physical activities.

Come and watch games being played in the MK Dons Sport and Education Trusts’ Stadia, see MK Rebels play boccia and MK Snap show-off some kurling skills. In the mini arena there’s a show by What’s The Drama, dance from the Give Project and the MK Camphill Community, Street Dance, yoga and music by MK Snap.

There will also be the opportunity to see the amazing life- enhancing work of the Guide Dogs and some young puppies. You can also design your own football t-shirt or football with a chance to win a signed football from MK Dons, make your own flags for the procession from Middleton Hall to The Rose and the MK Disability Awareness Day pillar in Campbell Park.

So grab a free MK DAD balloon and wristband and be part of something truly special and inclusive.

Around 12 noon you can join in the MK DAD anthem specially written for the event by people with disabilities and based on the theme ‘See Beyond Disability’.

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”