Diversify are going the distance! The Covid-19 pandemic has hit everyone hard, many have lost loved ones, the world feels uncertain and anxiety is on the rise.
Diversify specialise in social inclusion. We create and deliver workshops and sessions to children and businesses in order to create a more inclusive society.
Diversify want to help children to understand the world that they are now living in. We have created a series of bereavement and anxiety sessions which are packed with coping techniques, mindfulness exercises and resources to equip children with the tools they may need to cope with their anxieties and any grief they may have experienced.
So we can deliver these much-needed sessions free of charge to schools our team of staff will be travelling the distance from John O' Groats to Lands end - That's 874 miles, raising money to fund the sessions in schools.
Our team of Disability Advocates have many different disabilities and they live their lives to the full - just in their own way. They want to show children that whilst times are hard and things seem difficult there is always a way around those difficulties.
Meet our Advocates:
Ant - Ant was paralysed from the neck down following a car accident 4 years ago. Ant will be clocking up the mileage in a variety of ways such as Cycling using an adapted bike, Kayaking and riding his mobility scooter.
Sara - Sara has Multiple Sclerosis. This is a condition that affects the nervous system and can cause difficulties with mobility. Sara will be clocking up her mileage by Cycling, Walking and Kayaking.
Dawn - Dawn has M.E which causes chronic fatigue. Dawn will be clocking up her mileage through Tandem cycling and walking.
Alison - Alison's mother took a prescribed drug in pregnancy called Thalidomide. There isn't a specific name for the way this medication has affected Alison, but it did impact the growth of her arms and contributed her deafness. Alison will be clocking up mileage by walking.
Connor- Connor has experience of disability through his mother who lost some of her vision following a battle with cancer. Connor will be clocking up the mileage by Cycling and Kayaking.
We will be posting regular updates on our page so you can track our progress.
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