October 25, 2010

Purbeck Lodge No.4355. was founded in 1921 as a military lodge in Dorset by a group of officers after the re-organisation of the army after the 1914-18 war. During the year the lodge has been fundraising for Aerobility, Help for Heroes, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and the RMBI.

We were really pleased to receive a donation for £450. Many thanks to the Lodge and its members.

October 13, 2010

Aerobility shortlisted for prestigious disability award

Exciting news came in this morning. Aerobility has been shortlisted for the RADAR People of the Year Awards. We are up against 6 other organisations, the likes of Legoland and Arsenal FC, for the People of the Year Accessibility Award.

The awards, presented by the UK’s largest disability campaigns network, will be presented at a special black tie dinner and presentation ceremony at Evolution, Battersea Park on 29 November, hosted by TV presenter, actress and author Cerrie Burnell.

The Chief Executive of RADAR, Liz Sayce, said: “Everyone on the shortlist is helping to change our world in ways that benefit disabled people, our friends, families and society as a whole.

“We have chosen ‘Ahead of the Curve’ as the theme for RADAR’s People of the Year Awards this year as it is vital we build on the hard won successes of the last few years in furthering equality,” she added.

“Being ahead of the curve on disability enables business to attract talent and customers and improves public services,” she said. “Working together with organisations and individuals, RADAR will spread disability expertise through effective engagement and representation in all forms of media, entertainment and sport and through national social policies.”

Presenters and speakers at the awards dinner will include: Secretary of State for Work and Pensions the Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP; Olympic swimmer Mark Foster; Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow MP; actress Genevieve Barr; BBC political correspondent Gary O’Donoghue; Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson; Minister for Disabled People Maria Miller MP; and war hero Ben McBean.

Successful Broughton Flying Day thanks to Airbus

Saturday 2 October we took part in a flying day for young disabled people at Broughton near Chester. Sponsored by Airbus, the day was put together by Aviation without Borders and was jointly delivered with Aerobility and Fly2Help.

The weather co-operated and a good time was had by all.