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LPUK Awards Logo Final

At this years convention Little People UK are holding the second LPUK Positively Unique Awards, where we will celebrate the achievements of members of Little People UK! 

This has been kindly sponsored by Jay Moyes. 

We asked for nominees in three age categories - 

  • 0 -11 years
  • 12-18 years 
  • 19+ years

We asked that each application must show why the person nominated is Positively Unique; applications were open to people with dwarfism AND average height members of LPUK.

The nominations were sent, anonymously, to the LPUK committee for voting and a winner from each category decided.

The winners are - 

0-11 Category 

Winner: Ellie-Mai James

Ellie Mai James

Application: I would like to nominate my daughter for the award, she is an amazing young lady who faces so much in everyday life. In her 6 short years she has gone through and seen more than most people see in a lifetime, not only through herself but also through witnessing her dad have a massive life-changing stroke. She lives each day to the full and doesn't let anything get on top of her, she has had to take on board that her dad can no longer be the amazing man that he was and has to accept the way he is now. She has recently won an award for young citizen of the year and I feel that this award reflects on the amazing person that she is, she gives 100% effort everyday and is amazingly proud to be a little person. Please accept this as my nomination for an amazing little girl.

12-18 Category

Winner: Jemma Hart

Jemma Hart

Application: I would like to nominate my daughter for this award because of her incredible fund raising efforts this year. Even though she was studying hard for A levels she desperately wanted to raise money and awareness for dwarfism. She approached the head of her school to hold a 12 hour fundraiser, which all 325 pupils were to be involved in. With full support she organised the whole event, securing a visit from the one and only Warwick Davis and the lovely Sammy. She arranged for TV and newspaper coverage and for a school assembly to be held by Thomas Mills from DSA and a pre recorded video from Ellie Simmonds was shown. In addition, one of the pupils has a brother with achondroplasia. It was his birthday and a cake was presented to him and he had his first chance to meet with other little people. This has proven so valuable to his family. The event was a huge success and raised not only awareness but over £3000!

19+ Category

Winner: The Mattock Family

Mattock Family

Application: I would like to nominate a family for a the #PositivelyUnique award.  The family this year began their fundraising journey with bags of enthusiasm, great energy and a few nerves but have planned, arranged and taken part in a variety of fund raising activities (baking, making chocolate and sweet bouquets,  running a number of cake sales and completing a sponsored fun run in Leicester for LPUK).  So far 2018 has been packed with fundraising activities (one a month, so far) and there is more to come! (£1,580.30 raised to date.) They are well on the way to becoming seasoned fundraising professionals and hopefully having bags of fun in the process.  Realising that fundraising is great for all involved, the charity, the people it supports, the people you talk with at events, the engagement on social media and they themselves are enjoying the events together and the sense of achievement after. Further events planned are additional school cake sales, further sponsored run and charity meal. Each event is raising a fantastic sum to benefit all supported by LPUK and raising the profile around dwarfism conditions and LPUK.  

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The Prime Minister has today, 28 August, recognised Samantha Davis, from Peterborough, for creating a support network for people with dwarfism.

Samantha co-founded the charity ‘Little People UK’ with her husband the actor Warwick Davis in 2012 and it has gone on to become an essential resource providing social and financial support, and medical information.

 

 

Huge thank you to the #TeamLPUK riders, who superbly rode the 100 miles for the Prudential Ride Lonon. 

We were delighted to welcome you at the finish line and thank you for your fantastic efforts for LPUK, raising much needed awareness and funds. 

Ride London

We have spaces for the 2019 and 2020 Ride London, if you're interested in riding for LPUK, please get in touch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Seventh Annual ‘Little People UK’ Convention

24th - 26th August, 2018

at

The Leicester Marriott Hotel, Enderby, Leicester, LE19 1SW, UK

Information Sheet

Little People UK are proud to announce our fifth annual convention. Below, we have set out a breakdown of the prices.

For more information please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call: 07925 893398  

Little People UK Convention Prices

PLEASE NOTE: All under 5’s FREE, Under 18 (Junior) LP’s FREE and over 60 LP’s FREE (over 60's will be required to pay for hotel rooms, activities/workshops are free)

LPUK Adult with buffet - £ 65.00

LPUK Adult with banquet - £ 70.00

(To include…entry to activities and workshops all weekend, disco and entertainment on Friday night, refreshments and hot buffet lunch on Saturday, buffet or banquet meal followed by after dinner entertainment and disco on Saturday evening.)

LPUK Junior* (6 to 18 yrs) with buffet - £ 35.00

LPUK Junior* (6 to 18 yrs) with banquet - £ 40.00 

*Remember: Junior LP’s (i.e. under 18 LP’s) are FREE 

(To include…entry to activities and workshops all weekend, disco and entertainment on Friday night, refreshments and hot buffet lunch on Saturday, buffet or banquet meal followed by after dinner entertainment and disco on Saturday evening.)

Optional - Sunday Roast £15 per adult and £7.50 per child

You are welcome to come and socialise at the hotel throughout the weekend and join in with the disco. There will be a charge of £5.00 for this ‘visitor’ access but no charge for under 18’s or LPUK members. Pre-registration will still be required. You will receive an event lanyard and a years membership to LPUK, but will not have access to the workshops, meals or LPUK Sunday Roast.

Leicester Marriott Hotel Room Prices

PLEASE NOTE: Rooms are to be booked through LPUK, do not call to book a room directly with the hotel. LPUK are not responsible for any rooms booked by an individual. After the registration deadline on 7th August, rooms will NOT be available at the special LPUK rate.

All rooms include full breakfast for adults and children

Single occupancy room, per night - £83*

Double or family occupancy room, per night - £93*

*LPUK have secured a special rate for these rooms

The prices below are examples of prices for the full weekend: 

  Buffet Banquet
Single person: £246 £251
Couple: £346 £356
Family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) £431 £451

(To include…bed and breakfast for Friday and Saturday night, entry to activities and workshops all weekend, disco and entertainment on Friday night, refreshments and hot buffet lunch on Saturday, buffet or banquet meal followed by after dinner entertainment and disco on Saturday evening and Sunday Roast on Sunday.)

The prices below are examples of prices for Saturday only (with no room overnight):

  Buffet Banquet
Single person: £65 £70
Couple: £130 £140
Family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) £200 £220

(To include…entry to activities and workshops all weekend, disco and entertainment on Friday night, refreshments and hot buffet lunch on Saturday, buffet or banquet meal followed by after dinner entertainment and disco on Saturday evening.)

For more information please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call: 07925 893398


Each year Little People UK make every effort to keep the prices as low as possible. See below a price comparison to our previous convention: 

  2018 2017
     
LPUK Adult with buffet £65 £65
LPUK Adult with banquet £70 £70
     
LPUK Junior with buffet £35 £35
LPUK Junior with banquet £40 £40
     
Single Occupancy room per night £83 £81
Double Occupancy room per night £93 £91 

Little People UK also heavily subsidise the convention to cover items such as: entertainment, AV equipment over the weekend, concession places (e.g. under 18 and over 60 LP’s). We do this by applying for grants and also our wonderful fundraisers contribute to this a great deal. 

We appreciate the Little People UK conventions cost a lot for our members to attend, below we have outlined a couple of ways in which you can be assisted with the convention cost.

1. LPUK Payment Scheme 

Little People UK wants to guarantee everyone who wants to attend the convention can, therefore we have agreed that payments can be paid to LPUK in instalments, to cover a maximum of a 6 month period. We will set out the payment schedule prior to the event, and you will be required to make the first payment prior to the event itself. 

2. Outside funding 

There are a wide variety of charities, organisations and local groups who can provide financial support for attending the LPUK conventions. We have offered some examples of these, along with a template letter on our website - Funding for attending LPUK events page We can offer support on amending the letter to suite you.

If you would like to take up these offers or discuss further, please contact the office confidentially at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07925 893398. 

DEADLINE FOR BOOKING IS TUESDAY 7TH AUGUST! 

 Book your place by downloading and completing our form

Download a Word version.

It's that time of year, where the new LPUK Committee will be elected.
 
If you have skills and motivation to participate as a member of the LPUK Committee, please read the information and complete a ballot form.
 
Email completed forms to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or post to PO Box 1292, Peterborough, PE2 2NT.
 
Deadline is Friday 7th August 2018.

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