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The Northern Ireland Rare Disease Partnership is delighted to be taking part in the very first Disability Pride Parade in Belfast. This will take place on the 20th September 2014 At 11.00am. The parade will start at Writers Square and make its way to Belfast City Hall for an open air concert and retail village.
The overall mission of the Disability Pride Parade is:
- To change the way people think about and define “disability”;
- To break down and end the internalized shame among people with Disabilities; and
- To promote the belief in society that Disability is a natural and beautiful part of human diversity in which people living with Disabilities can take pride.
DisabilityPride Belfast will be a fun filled day where we can meet old friends, make new friends and have a party right in the centre of Belfast.
The movement originally started in Chicago in 2003 and has been spreading around the world, now trip-ability.com have been asked to bring it to Belfast, the first and only city in the UK & Ireland to host the event.
In usual NIRDP style, we're thinking BIG!
We have Buses, Balloons, Banners (and many other things that don't begin with "B") but we also need YOU!
We want people to join us as we celebrate this fantastic event and parade in Belfast City Centre as part of our group.
We want to highlight the great work that has been carried out in the world of disability and showcase the things that the partnership has achieved since it was set up.
We we will also have a stand in the grounds of City Hall after the parade for people to get information, chat to us, meet up and share Bring your own bun!.... (More things beginning with "B"!)
We would love to see you there and celebrate this fantastic event. Please follow the instructions to sign up and we will be in touch very soon! (Please complete a ticket for each person attending)
*we will have wheel chair friendly transportation.. and transportation for those less good on their feet..
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Northern Ireland Rare Disease Partnership [NIRDP]
We are a not for profit organisation, bringing together those living with a rare disease and organisations representing them: clinicians and other health professionals; researchers and producers of specialist medicines and equipment; health policy makers and academics. Our aim is to work constructively with stakeholders and service delivery organisations to find practical ways of improving the quality of life, treatment and care for those with rare diseases in Northern Ireland.