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Celebrate Disability Pride 2020 with a week of inclusive physical activities

Posted: Fri, 04 Sep 2020 13:22

Celebrate Disability Pride 2020 with a week of inclusive physical activities

An action-packed programme of virtual inclusive physical activities is available for all to enjoy as part of this year's Disability Pride event.

Organised by Equal Lives, the month-long Disability Pride event runs 7 September - 4 October and will bring together a range of virtual sessions including talks, musical performances, physical activity sessions and more.

Active Norfolk is a proud supporter of the event, and has coordinated a week-long programme of activities from Monday 14th - Saturday 20 September. A varied programme including virtual table tennis, Pilates, boccia, and dance will give disabled people, their family and carers, and those that work with disability charities a chance to enjoy a range of different skills-based and inclusive sporting activities.

There will be pre-recorded activities as well as live sessions that you can join via Zoom from Monday to Saturday. There are also webinars for those interested in learning more about how physical activity can benefit people living with different types of disabilities, and where they can go to find fun and inclusive ways to be active.

Ellen Vanlint, Disability lead at Active Norfolk, said "We know that being active is one important way that all people can help improve their health and wellbeing, and the week of activities for Disability Pride is our way to shout about the great opportunities that exist for disabled people in sport and physical activity in Norfolk, and to try and encourage as many people as possible to give it a go and find an activity they enjoy."

Disability Pride follows in the tradition of celebrated events that recognise the achievements of other diverse groups such as Black History Month and LGBT Pride. Now in its 3rd year, Disability Pride celebrates the lives, success and diversity of disabled people across Norfolk.

This year is the first time the event will be virtual in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The partners involved with running the online event have been working hard to create safe and engaging activities for people with a range of disabilities to be able to enjoy.

Find out more about the week-long programme of activities at https://www.activenorfolk.org/disability-pride

Find out more about Disability Pride at https://www.norfolkdisabilitypride.org.uk/ and follow #DP20 and #NorfolkDisabilityPride on socials to stay up to date.

Tags: Disability, Disability Pride, Disability Sport