16 April 2012 Yorkshire Trailblazers join forces in Leeds

Young disabled people from across the Yorkshire and the Humber region met in Leeds on Saturday 14th April for the Trailblazers spring meeting.

The group welcomed three new members from Pontefract, Bradford and York and the young people discussed updates and findings from our hate crime and cinema campaigns. Some of the Trailblazers at the meeting

The campaigners were also updated on the activities of the All Party Parliamentary Group's evidence sessions on access to university and tourism.

Mathy Selvakumaran, Trailblazers East Midlands' regional ambassador gave a presentation on our ongoing housing survey and investigation and also recommended the organisation Remap - a national charity where retired engineers build custom made equipment for disabled people. Remap aims to help disabled people achieve independence and better quality of life through providing equipment suited to the individuals needs.

Later on in the day, Trailblazers watched a screening of ‘A Life Worth Living: Pushing the Limits of Duchenne', and discussed the themes involved in the film.

Trailblazers Project Manager Bobby Ancil said:

It was so pleasing to see so many new members at the meeting on Saturday and to get such a lively and engaging discussion of our campaigns. I'm really looking forward to the next meeting pencilled in for the autumn.

 

 

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