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Can you help Disability Equality North West celebrate 20 years in Preston?

Posted on - 3rd July, 2016 - 8:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston City Centre, Preston News
The charity is based in Church Street Pic: Google

The charity is based in Church Street Pic: Google

A Preston charity that supports more than 5,500 disabled people a year is asking for help ahead of its 20th birthday.

Disability Equality North West marks its 20th anniversary on Friday 8 July.

Chief executive Melanie Close has issued an open appeal to the city of Preston for help in putting on their celebration.

She said: “We started out in July 1996 in a one room office with a development worker and twi volunteers. Since that time we have grown to become a well respected organisation.

“We think this is something to celebrate and would like to put on a party on Friday for all the volunteers, trustees, disabled people and those in the city who have helped us.

“However, like most charities funding is tight, and to pay for everything we need would mean using much needed charity resources and money – which we really need to use to support disabled people in crisis.”

The hunt is on for a free, or very cheap but good DJ, table decorations and entertainers.

Mel said they have a venue and food sorted, but if you know someone who can help email melanie@disability-equality.org.uk or call 07961583811.

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