A special event took place to celebrate the lives of people with learning disabilities took place on Saturday 24th June.

The event was organised by the Leicestershire Learning Disabilities Partnership Board – a group which aims to improve the lives of those with learning disabilities.

The group welcomed 300 people to a celebration at Leicestershire Police HQ in Enderby.

There was a range of activities, games and information stalls to explore.  As part of the event, a talent show for those with learning disabilities was organised by Glebe House, a charity providing support services for people with learning disabilities who are also a member of the Partnership board. The show showcased 13 performers all sharing their dance and musical acts.

Reema Bhakri, Marketing Manager at Glebe House, Loughborough, said ” It was a great opportunity to celebrate the talents of people with learning disabilities. All the performers and audience had a great time. I want to thank all the people who helped make it happen including the volunteers.”.

Heather Pick, Co Chair of the Leicestershire Disabilities Partnership Board, said ” It’s the first time an event of this size has been organised and we’re delighted with the way I went. It was a real celebration. The Partnership is committed to supporting people with learning disabilities, and they played a significant part in organising the event while others turned out in their hundreds to attend. We are also want to thank Leicestershire Police for letting us stage the event at Force HQ.

 

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