Its International Day of People with Disabilities, tomorrow, Saturday 3rd December. It is estimated that persons with disabilities around the world make up 10% of the population, and 80% live in developing countries.
Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities has been celebrated annually on 3rd December around the world.
This year the theme of the day is “Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want”. The day will focus on the 17 sustainable development goals, and how they can help create a world that is more inclusive and equitable for persons with disabilities. Find out more
The Paralympics earlier this year were a great example of how disabled people can show off their talents to the rest of the world, though sport.
Here at Cerebral Palsy Sport we will be showcasing sport at the grassroots level through our social media (Facebook and Twitter), and the impact it can have on a disabled person and their families lives. We’re inviting our participants to share the impact sport can have on their day to day lives on 3rd December using the hashtag #idpwd We’ll be picking one of these out of a hat and sending a special CP Sport goodie bag.
This day also marks the start of a brand new membership category for Cerebral Palsy Sport, Life membership.
CP Sport have long recognised support for the charity through Honorary membership and Awards. The new Life membership will be available to anyone who has had 15 consecutive years of full membership (starting from December 2016) who want to take the opportunity to convert to becoming a Life member.
For further detail about membership please click here