Super Sunday Returns on 27th September!
27th September 2015!
Super Sunday was an event run annually by Derbyshire County Council to provide a Fun Day for children with disabilities and additional needs where they could try adventurous activities, crafts, dance and drama and have a generally wonderful day away from the stigmas of everyday life.
Kieran's mum, whose son loved to attend the event said:
‘It’s his Alton Towers! When I take my other kids there he can’t join in but here everything is open to all of them ….they can all do it all its wonderful!!!!
Unfortunately, due to budget cuts, Derbyshire County Council are no longer able to run the event.
Valerie Rogers used to work for Derbyshire County Council and was heavily involved in the organisation of the day. Knowing how well-loved the event was she decided that she wanted to revive the day and has voluntarily taken on the task!
Realising that sponsorship would be needed as the event costs approximately £10k to stage, Valerie approached the company she now works for: AMCO Rail to see if they would be a sponsor. She was overwhelmed when her Managing and Regional Directors approached Network Rail and their Framework Contractors who all agreed to support the event!
Valerie has teamed up with Accessible Derbyshire to put on the Super Sunday event once again and to promote accessibility across Derbyshire.
The event will be held on 27th September 2015 at Lea Green Outdoor Activity and Education Centre in Derbyshire.
To get the fundraising for Super Sunday underway Network Rail recently launched a 'Slim for Health' challenge where 5 directors and managers within Network Rail and their supply partners agreed to lose weight for charity – Accessible Derbyshire and Super Sunday is that charity. Almost £6,000 has been raised already!
Valerie and her team of organisers are now looking for as many organisations as possible to get involved by providing activities for disabled young people and their siblings to try on the day or to provide information to families on what is available for disabled children in Derbyshire. If your organisation is able to help in any way please contact Valerie on (01332 332 435) or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gillian Scotford from Accessible Derbyshire said: 'We are absolutely thrilled to work in partnership with AMCO and Network Rail on reviving the extremely popular Super-Sunday event which means so much to so many families. On their behalf that we want to extend our sincere thanks to everyone involved.”
To support Super-Sunday please visit https://www.justgiving.com/Super-Sunday/.