Find­ing the abil­ity in ev­ery­one

Warwick Daily News - - NEWS -

THIS year’s Dis­abil­ity Ac­tion Week is ex­pand­ing past seven days.

WIRAC’s as­sis­tant man­ager of aquat­ics Karen Peters said the de­mand for ser­vices con­tin­ued to grow.

“There are more peo­ple than I’ve ever seen be­fore in War­wick liv­ing with dis­abil­i­ties,” Mrs Peters said.

“And we need to make sure they know what ser­vices are avail­able to them.”

Busi­nesses in the area will come to­gether at WIRAC to host ac­tiv­i­ties for a Dis­abil­ity Ac­tion Week Expo next Thurs­day, Septem­ber 6.

Court and swim­ming games will run for any­one to par­tic­i­pate in.

“Ev­ery­one of all abil­i­ties and ages can come and pick up a ball or hop in the pool,” Mrs Peters said.

“It’s about find­ing your abil­i­ties and be­com­ing more ac­tive and so­cial.”

This year, the aware­ness week will raise money to sup­port the dis­abil­i­ties pro­gram at the fit­ness cen­tre.

“We are for­ever train­ing our staff and in need of new equip­ment to help en­cour­age peo­ple liv­ing with dis­abil­i­ties to be ac­tive,” Mrs Peters said.

War­wick’s Tom Potts will host a char­ity auc­tion dur­ing Thurs­day’s Expo and sell raf­fle tick­ets for a Bun­nings ham­per.

For the first time the aquatic cen­tre is rais­ing money through a char­ity mas­quer­ade ball on Septem­ber 22.

Ad­min­is­tra­tion man­ager Amy Hig­gins said the aim was to bring a night of fun and fundrais­ing to War­wick.

Photo: Ni­cole Zur­cas

BALL TIME: Karen Peters and Amy Hig­gins are ex­cited for WIRAC's first char­ity ball to raise money to sup­port dis­abil­ity pro­grams.

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