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Looking Back at No Limits 2024

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It’s now almost three months since No Limits, our annual event showcasing opportunities and support for people with lived experience of disability. This week we’ve been looking at photos and videos of the day, and what a great day it was!

Were you one of the 525 people who joined us across the afternoon? If you were then we hope you enjoyed the 40 different support and information stands, the wide variety of talks and entertainment on the stage and you might even have had your face painted or held a chicken!

We were honoured to welcome Danielle Brown MBE as our keynote speaker, who spoke passionately about her experiences as a Paralympian, and her work championing independence for young people with lived experience of disability. We were also lucky enough to hear from Linda Montgomery, whose wonderful assistance dog Poppy helps her to maintain her independence. Linda and Poppy were around all day with another puppy currently training to become an assistance dog. We know a lot of you enjoyed meeting them!

As well as the talks, we were thoroughly entertained by comedian Pete Selwood, who had flown in that morning after finishing filming for the BBC and then everyone was delighted to watch Down Syndrome Cheshire’s Dance and Drama group performing a fantastic dance to Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’.

Our afternoon of entertainment was rounded off with an uplifting and emotional performance from the Dee Sign BSL Choir, who we were thrilled could join us again despite having a weekend full of appearances.

The entire day was compered brilliantly by MC Jake Glennon, with BSL interpretation provided by Deafness Support Network.

We surveyed visitors and exhibitors throughout the event, and this is what they said:

100% of visitors and exhibitors agreed that No Limits provided an opportunity to challenge assumptions about people with lived experience of disability.

100% of visitors also agreed that No Limits raised awareness of the importance of independent living and access to everyday life for people with lived experience of disability.

93% of visitors agreed that the on-stage line up challenged inequality, promoted diversity, and showcased talented people with lived experience of disability.

Each visitor was asked to sum up No Limits in one word, so we could create a wordcloud to illustrate the day. By far the most popular word was ‘Brilliant’ and that sums up our feelings too. It really was a brilliant event.

We’ll be back at Brio Leisure next year for No Limits 2025, and we can’t wait to see you all then. Make sure you don’t miss any updates by following us on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn and for more information email lisac@disabilitypositive.org.

For now though, here’s our 2024 highlights:

Roll on 2025!

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