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As many of you will be aware, September 30th is Make Way Day. As always, our aim is to educate and raise awareness of the needs of people with disabilities in the public spaces we all share.

Make Way Day is about one impactful, coordinated and decisive day of action to improve the access of our towns and cities for everyone.

 “Hey, this blocks my way!” is our message.

Obstacles include anything that the public has control over.

For example:

  • Cars/Vans parked on footpaths
  • Wheelie Bins on footpaths
  • Kegs on footpaths
  • Sandwich boards/ signs on the footpath– (check local by-laws on sandwich boards)
  • Overgrown hedges
  • Bikes tied to lampposts/ railings

Lead the Way

Use your social media, your networks, your website to share the campaign materials and assets. Whether that is re-tweeting, sharing a video on Facebook or using our designed app to share your own story.  We’ll be sharing lots of Make Way Day stories, videos and graphics on social media, so please like and share when you spot them.

When posting, use the hashtag #MakeWayDay22

Eamonn McGowan is raising money in aid of Leitrim Association For People With Disabilities

Eamonn will complete a Solo Leitrim Cycle Sunday, the 25th of Sept. On the day, he will cycle 100 kilometers throughout Leitrim. Staring in his hometown of Drumshanbo, moving on through the following towns/villages- Keshcarrigan, Fenagh, Ballinamore, Newtowngore, Carrigallen, Aughavas, Cloone, Mohill, Dromod, Annaduff, Drumsna, Jamestown, Carrick-On-Shannon, Leitrim Village and finishing in Drumshanbo.

Eamonn is a stalwart in volunteering and charity work. He is also a wonderful advocate for those with disabilities.

All funds raised will go towards supporting people with physical and sensory disabilities throughout Co Leitrim and West Cavan. If you would like to donate you can on our go fund me page link

Special word of thanks from Leitrim Association of People With Disabilities (LAPWD)

On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the LAPWD, we would like to thank most sincerely all those who took part in and donated to our Annual fun, run, roll or stroll on Sunday 12th June 2022. Thank you to all who helped out in any way on the day, An Garda Siochana, Stewards and volunteers .Maura and Gene Baxter from Baxter’s Centra Mohill for refreshments. Michelle Fanning from Leitrim Sports Partnership for her energetic warm up and to Keith Beirne from Leitrim & Mohill GAA for kicking off the race.

Special thanks to Terry Williams for taking photos with captured the day so wonderfully.

We are extremely grateful to all the people who made donations. LAPWD continue to support Independent Living for people throughout of all county Leitrim and West Cavan.

Thank you to Leitrim County Council for their sponsorship #enjoyleitrim.

LAPWD are delighted to announce we have secured funding with Leitrim co council under the Creative Ireland call and can offer our Weaving Connections in our Community 2022 project to all our Leaders, PAS and members.
This Project aims to bring people together, integrating, reconnecting and establishing bonds and friendships in our community.
The project will involve 5 practical workshops to weave a range of functional and practical garden and household items culminating with a Community Workshop / Exhibition / Talk and Demonstration at which the public will be invited to view the range of Willow Baskets created.
Workshops will be every Tuesday for a 6 week period starting Tuesday the 19th of July -23rd August
Please contact Emer in LAPWD to book your place or 0719651000
Limited availability

Charity Number: 12005

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