Ellie Robinson MBE

Para-Olympian Ellie Robinson MBE will help celebrate the achievements of disabled people in West Northamptonshire during the International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPWD) in December.

Back for the third year, this year’s event is themed around ‘not all disabilities are visible.’

Alongside her coach Andy Sharp of Northampton Swimming Club, Ms Robinson will feature in a mix of live and recorded presentations between 11am and 2:15pm on Thursday, 1 December.

Organised by the West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) Disabled Person’s Forum, the information-packed virtual event will be hosted by forum member Kian Saville and will see people share their personal stories of invisible disabilities.

Cllr David Smith, WNC’s Cabinet Member for community safety and Engagement, said: “I am delighted that WNC is marking IDPWD for a third year running and helping to shine a light on the fact that not all disabilities are immediately visible.

“Disabled people are an important part of our diverse communities. I invite everyone to join us in celebrating IDPWD and use the opportunity to get involved, reflect on the experiences of disabled people, and think about what we can all do to be an ally to, and advocate for, the disabled community.”

During the event Northants Police will be raising awareness around fraud in the context of the cost-of-living crisis, and Northampton’s inclusive and accessible dance school, Born To Perform, will be adding their brand of magic and joy to the celebration.

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