Fun day on the Wirral celebrates disabled inclusion
Disabled children and their families took part in a fun day on the Wirral which celebrated their inclusion in a host of events.
Cheshire West and Chester Council, in partnership with parents and the Parent Partnership Service, arranged the event at the Vauxhall club in Ellesmere Port.
It featured a range of activities including a climbing wall, archery, wheelchair basketball, circus skills, arts and crafts and face painting.
Cllr Pat Merrick, whose Grange and Rossmore ward includes the Vauxhall Club, said: “Being included is very important for disabled children and every child who attended the fun day discovered that there was something for everyone.
“Roy is an inspirational role model and I am sure that he provided just that for everyone who came along to the event.”
Cllr Arthur Harada, executive member for Education and Children and Roy Turnham who plays for the England Blind Team and also plays football for a blind and partially sighted team for Everton FC, officially opened the fun day.
Aiming High for Disabled Children is the Government’s transformation programme for disabled children’s services.
The vision is for all families with disabled children – from babies to 19 years of age -– to have the support that they need to live ordinary lives.
Cllr Arthur Harada said: “This event was a great way for parents, disabled children, young people and everyone working with disabled children to get together to simply have fun. We would like to thank the Vauxhall Club for making the day a great success.
“In Cheshire West and Chester we want to make a real difference to the lives of disabled children and young people to empower them to live full lives. The fun day provide an opportunity to do just that.”