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International Day of Disabled People (IDDP)

by Mark Gerbaldi in Dagenham, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 21st September 2021 we successfully raised £170 with 4 supporters in 42 days

IDDP is an annual event bringing the whole community together to celebrate achievements of disabled people and connecting local communities.

by Mark Gerbaldi in Dagenham, England, United Kingdom

The Annual Event: 

Progress Project has delivered an International Day of Disabled People [IDDP] celebration event in December every year since 2013: the event brings disabled people of all ages together within Barking & Dagenham and comprises Entertainment e.g. a big-band, engaging activities e.g. fun games, Speakers, Awards Ceremony, refreshments and time for attendees to make new friends and enjoy being part of a community.

Our Team

IDDP is co-produced by 3 x Progress Project part time staff and an IDDP Committee comprising local people and peers i.e. disabled people.

Our Vision: 

IDDP promotes a vision whereby disabled people focus on ‘what they can achieve as opposed to what they cannot’ which led to us developing a strap-line of “Who says I can’t”, increasingly adopted by our group and local disabled people in general.

We want disabled people to come together and also to connect with the non-disabled community to stop them being a ‘community apart’ and to be accepted as ‘a part of the community’ whereby we all support each other and join together to foster mutual support.

Funding: £5,000 raised will quite simply enable the full IDDP event to go ahead this December; with 7-years’ experience of delivering this event, this budget is ample to deliver the full day and will add to our ongoing fund-raising whereby we conduct activities all year round to promote the day and bring disabled people to the group as part of a cohesive community.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

£20 Reward

A refreshments voucher for £5 when attending the IDDP in December,

£25 or more

£25 - £30 Reward

A Progress Project IDDP t-shirt and pen gift set, to be picked up when attending the day or the reward can be posted when pledge received.

£35 or more

£35 -45 Reward

A Progress Project “Who says I can’t pledge” lapel pin.

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