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Disability North News

“Matt Hampson’s Top 5 Equipment Essentials for Travelling”.

Matt is a very busy man working tirelessly for his foundation that supports others dealing with catastrophic injuries acquired through sport. This means he is often travelling in his specially adapted vehicle to various venues in the UK and throughout Europe. When Matt is travelling he carries a selection of disability equipment to ensure he can manage his daily routine safely and comfortably.

To view Mark's Blog please click on the following link: Equipment Essentials for Travelling.


Great North Run 2017

Over-indulged over Christmas? Looking for some motivation to kick-start that New Year's resolution?

Run for Disability North in The Great North Run on Sunday September 10th 2017. Join 54,000 runners as they run through city, country and coast in the country's largest half-marathon.

You will be helping to ensure that Disability North can continue to provide support to over 6,000 local disabled people, older adults and their families by providing information, advice and support on any aspect of disability.

Please click here for further information.

Disability North Golf Day 2017


Spoil a good walk for a great cause and tee-off for Disability North at our annual Golf Day on Friday May 19th at Hexham Golf Course. Entry cost is £250 per team, which includes 18-hole fourball, a BBQ at the end of the game and halfway house refreshments. Please click here to book or for further information.

DNEX 2017

September 27th-28th, Newcastle Racecourse

DNEX will be held in partnership with Moving & Handling People North on September 27th-28th at Newcastle Racecourse. Following our DNEX Viewpoint research, we are delighted to launch a number of new developments for 2017. Please click here for details.


Recent Events

The International Day of Disabled People 2016

On  Saturday 3 December, Disability North held an event in honour of the United Nation’s International Day of Disabled People. Hosted at the Gateshead Leisure Centre, the gathering was a celebration of the services, facilities and projects in the region that promote inclusion and access for disabled people. The theme of this year’s International Day event was sport with the aim of to promoting diversity and inclusion in sport and the many health benefits of an active lifestyle. The event hosted an array of speakers and participatory activities, including presentations by Gateshead Special Olympics, Boccia trial sessions, Zumba and more. Please click here for photographs.

DNEX 2016/ Moving & Handling People North

DNEX 2016 was held in partnership with Moving & Handling People North: The 2-day CPD-accredited event for healthcare professionals at Newcastle Racecourse on September 21st and 22nd. It was opened by Metro Radio DJ Alan Robson.

Thank you to all visitors and exhibitors who ensured the event was a great success.

Offical event photographs are available here. Thank you to Mini Bee Photography and Laurence Sweeney Photography for providing them.

Disability North Annual Dinner 2016

Disability North celebrated another year of empowerment for disabled people across the region at our Annual Dinner on the evening of September 21st at Newcastle Racecourse. Guests enjoyed a stunning musical performance at our drinks reception from The Glass Orchestra segment of The Lawnmower's Independent Theatre Company for learning disabled adults, before a 3-course meal.

The meal was followed by a topical speech from Jane Hartley, Chief Executive of The Voluntary Organisation's Network North East, as well as a captivating documentary by Ruth Abrahams MBE, trustee of Disability North, describing her life as a disabled person. The evening closed with a raffle.

Thank you to all of our guests, performers and speakers who made The Disability North Annual Dinner a fantastic, entertaining evening.

Please click here to see the official event photographs, which were kindly provided by Laurence Sweeney Photography.



Golf Day

Huge well done and thank you to all teams who participated in our annual Golf Day on Friday 13th May at Hexham Golf Club.

Special congratulations to Stagecoach North East who were this year's winners.

Please click here to see the fantastic event photographs, thank you to Laurence Sweeney photography.




Huge thank you and well done to everyone who participated in our Zumbathon on Saturday 30th April at Gateshead Leisure Centre. It was fantastic to see so many people dedicated to supporting our cause, and enjoying a dance party while doing so!

Click here to see the event photos.




Chocolate Tasting Evening

Thank you to everyone who enjoyed an evening of luxury chocolate in support of Disability North on March 17th 2016 with Artisan chocolatier!





Christmas Market

Thank you to all who attended and traded at our Christmas Market on December 5th 2015.

The Market was held here at Disability North and included a Santa's grotto!


We had a fantastic day of fesive fun, thanks to everyone who supported us despite the weather!





Thank you to our speakers, performers, exhibitors and delegates who joined us at The Sage Gateshead to celebrate The International Day of Disabled People.

Official photos from the event are available to see here.

Thank you to Laurence Sweeney Photography.





Thank you to everyone who was involved in making this year's Disablity North Exhibition such a success.

Official photos from the event are available to see here.

Thank you to Laurence Sweeney Photography for doing such a great job.



Gala Dinner

Thank you to everyone who supported Disability North at the Gala Dinner on the 9th of September.

We really appreciate all of the support you have given us over the last 30 years.

Photos from the event will be available soon.


Disability North's Annual Golf Day 2015

Well done to everyone who took part in this year's golf day at Hexham Golf Club.

To see our photos from the event: click here.





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