The Liverpool Echo has run an article about our recent desire to inspire awards.
Daisy UK's three-fold approach to equality and inclusion. Assisting disabled people to fulfill their true potential and grasp opportunities, through sports, education and employment.
Disability and visual awareness through sport courses for children and youngsters in schools, colleges and after school clubs
Disability and visual awareness through sport courses for staff and volunteers in schools, colleges and other organisations
the creation of inclusive sports clubs for young people with a disability, siblings and friends
Below is the press release for our desire to inspire night.
A NIGHT OF RECOGNITION AND GRATITUDE FOR ALL INVOLVED!
LIVERPOOL charity, Daisy UK, held their first awards ceremony on Wednesday, highlighting all the inspirational work people have done for disability, both inside and outside of the charity.
Daisy UK has won a number of awards for themselves, as a result of all the hard and passionate work they put in, tackling disability issues and helping thousands of young disabled people across Merseyside.
As a mark of gratitude, Dave Kelly, Founder of Daisy UK, wanted to give something back and show some appreciation for those individuals who have helped to make Daisyâs vision a reality, doing wonderful things and envisioning Daveâs goal of inclusion for disabled people.
PR students from Edge Hill University are currently working in collaboration with Daisy UK, so, with the help of all the volunteers and staff from Daisy, they planned and organized the awards event from start to finish.
Nicola Pearce, one of the third year PR students who helped to organise the event said ‘Daisy UK are a great charity, we have been so lucky to have this opporunity to work with them. Everyone within the charity is such a great inspiration so it was an honour to award and recognise what great work they all do.’
The awards were split into five categories; Volunteer of the year, Teacher of the year, Outstanding contribution to sport, Best journalistic article and Learner of the year.
Nominations were whittled down by an online vote and the final nominees were judged by an exclusive panel of judges; Liverpool and Walton MP Steve Rotheram, Senior Journalism lecturer Margaret Hale and founder of Daisy UK, Dave Kelly himself.
The winner of the âTeacher of the Yearâ award was Edge hill University lecturer Daniel Robinson. His compassionate understanding of disability within education is truly inspirational; he currently manages the inclusion of disabled students at Edge Hill and created âI Canâtâ a campaign for an international disability awareness day.
Liverpool journalist, Jade Wright came first in the âBest journalistic Articleâ category. Her moving piece, on a couple that opened their heart and home to adults with learning difficulties, won the judges vote. The article touched the hearts of readers and highlighted the difficulties disabled people face daily.
Paula Wood, won the âVolunteer of the Yearâ award, for her voluntary contributions to Daisy UK. Melissa Griffiths swooped the award for âOutstanding Contribution to Sportâ and Connor Barlow was the well deserving winner of the âLearner of the Yearâ award, for the substantial amount he has achieved in lessons this year.
A ‘Special Award for Endeavor’ was awarded to St Vincents School, in West Derby, a wonderful charitable school for blind and partially sighted children aged four to 19.
Two special internal awards were also given, one for Manager of Daisy, Ian Gibb as a mark of recognition for all the fantastic and selfless work he has done for Daisy over the years and the other to Aimee Scalfe, a true inspiration and asset to the charity.
The awards will become an annual thing for the charity and hopefully encouragement for all of those individuals who continue selflessly in all of the touching work they do to tackle disability issues within society.
Dave said âThe awards were an unbelievable success, I donât think I have ever seen so many inspirational people together in one place before, from the awards winners, to the award presenters to the attendees; they were all incredible human beings. The evening proved to me it is nice to be inspirational but itâs more inspirational to be niceâ
For more information please email email@example.com or call Sophie Smith on 07946411280.
Daisy UK is proud to announce it has become a support of the first Inclusion Independence and Choice Show. See Below for more information about the event
Welcome to the first Inclusion Independence and Choice Show 2014
We are delighted to introduce you to the very first IIC Show, the event that actively promotes Inclusion, Independence and Choice.
The IIC Show is SUPERSIZE Mixed Ability / Disability Exhibition for the general public, professionals, and trade visitors and for anyone with an interest in the public, political and social aspects of disability.
The IIC Show will be the largest exhibition in the UK committed to presenting the most complete and comprehensive resource, educational and shopping event on every aspect concerning mixed abilities/disabilities, being held in a world class venue; Manchester Central, 14th-15th February 2014.
No matter what your interest, the IIC Show will be able to cater by showcasing over 300 exhibitors with thousands of products and services on show to promote Inclusion, aid Independent living and offer Choice with a wealth of information, support and equipment.
Attendees will have the opportunity to view many of the new products and equipment available in the market, receive insights into the latest treatments and get practical knowledge and advice on healthcare, social-care, law, leisure, mobility, etc. and discover the latest technologies that are transforming the old un-equal landscape!
Throughout the event specialists areas will play host to interactive Zones including the: Captivating Multi Sensory & Interactive learning zone
and much more offering fun activities for everyone.
Our mission is to engage, promote and educate everyone in the universe about Inclusion, Independence and Choice.
The Daisy UK desire to inspire awards 2013 was a huge success, with the award winners being presented their trophies and certificates in front of a packed audience the venue situated at Brockman Hall. The dĂ©cor and hospitality was first class with Daisy occasions excelling to ensure a comfortable and beautiful ambiance to all attendees. The entertainment was outstanding with our thanks to Stewart Houghton from the Mersey Cats, Alan âStixâ Jones, Katie Mealey and Haley Rotheram. We would like to thank Michelle Lewis MBE for giving her time to present the awards alongside Dave Kelly Founder of Daisy UK. A big congratulation to all the winners on behalf of everyone connected with putting the event together our thanks go to all the wonderful students from Edge Hill University who have worked tirelessly and productively in the planning delivering of this event including all the staff and volunteers at Daisy UK.
For further details contact Dave Kelly
The awards winners were
Dave Kelly founder of Daisy UK âThe Daisy Desire to inspire awards was an unbelievable success, I donât think I have ever seen so many inspirational people together in one place before from the awards winners to the award presenters to the attendees; they were all incredible human beings. The evening proved to me it is nice to be inspirational but itâs more inspirational to be niceâ
Chris Barber from Merseycats “went to Daisy Inclusive for their annual Desire to Inspire awards to recognise the outstanding achievements of all the disabled children and helpers. A very humbling experience!”