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Level Playing Field

8 April 2016

Posh supporting Level Playing Field with a number of activities at Saturday's game.

Peterborough United Football Club are pleased to be supporting “Level Playing Field” and will be showcasing a number of partnerships that we have built over recent years demonstrating our commitment to disabled supporters and our work within the local community at Saturday's game with Rochdale at the ABAX Stadium.

The National Association of Disabled Supporters (NADS) was established in 1998 and is the national registered charity representing disabled supporters of all sports together with their carers and advocates.

The Helping Hands Group will be opening a new centre in Wisbech at the beginning of May, The Helping Hands Group is regulated by the CQC and offer Further Education, Personal Development, Day Opportunities, Work Experience and Supported Living for adults in Peterborough and the surrounding areas with a wide range of learning/physical disabilities including Autism, Sensory Impairment, Brain Injury, PMLD and Aspergers Syndrome. You can find out more about the incredible work that they do at www.thehelpinghandsgroup.org.uk

We are also delighted to welcome the Peterborough United Amputee Football Team to the ABAX Stadium. Members of the squad will be putting on a demonstration during the half-time interval and before kick-off, they will be set-up in the concourse of the South Stand where they will have a number of junior and adult sized crutches to engage with supporters. They will also be holding a collection to raise funds for a new kit and ongoing venue hire.

Peterborough United Amputees provides football for participants with amputations or limb deficiencies. Linked with EAFA League. Supported by @PoshFoundation. You can follow the Amputee team on Twitter by following @PUFCAmpFooty

We are pleased to welcome representatives of Little People UK including British actor, television presenter, writer, director, producer and comedian Warwick Davis, who will be in attendance from 1.30pm outside of the stadium. They will be collecting funds for their organisation prior to kick-off and around the stadium and highlighting the work that they undertake to provide support and information to people of short stature and their families. They are dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with dwarfism while celebrating with great pride, little people’s contribution to social diversity.

Each year they hold two events, which give their members a chance to meet up and take part in activities and workshops, to provide them with knowledge related to dwarfism, and also create an equal social environment where difference and ability are irrelevant, ensuring a positive and supportive future is being created. LPUK strives to bring solutions to global awareness to the prominent issues affecting individuals of short stature and their families and provide information and resources to see the community and the medical profession. You can find out more at www.littlepeopleuk.org.

Independence Dogs UK will also be present this afternoon; they will be meeting and greeting supporters prior to kick-off behind the Motorpoint Stand. The charity provide assistance, support and companionship for mentally disabled people and you can find out more about the fantastic work that they undertake at www.independencedogs.co.uk

We are happy to confirm that John Willis is in attendance today. John will be completing the Mick George Skip Challenge at half-time, demonstrating what can be achieved even with physical disability. John is raising money for Power2Inspire's who undertake vital work, breaking down barriers so that disabled and non-disabled people can play sport together.

You can follow John’s incredible Road2Rio challenge, where he will be partaking in a number of Olympic and Paralympic sports at www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrmRnquAUvM where you can also find out how you can donate! And finally, around the stadium, The Alzheimer’s Society will be collecting at various locations around the stadium so today, as we celebrate our “Level Playing Field’ day, please give generously. You can see the work they do at www.alzheimers.org.uk



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