Thanks to 1 Accounts Online for helping fundraise for Little People UK over October. Paul Donno, owner of 1 Accounts Online, who’s daughter Katie has hypochondroplsia, has dedicated every October to Dwarfism Awareness Month, by donating an amount of each set up fee, for every business who signs up with them in October to LPUK, and has so far raised £300. More information can be found on their website blog.
If you own a business and would like to set up a similar initiative, please don't hesitate to get in touch and we can provide support in getting something started.
Awareness of LPUK will be raised up and down the motorways thanks to CPT Distribution Ltd, who have added the LPUK logo to one of their trucks.
CPT Distibution Ltd have done this on the request of one of their drviers, Carl Ward and his wife Laura, who's daughter, Jessica Jane, has Achondroplasia. They contacted Doug at Huston Ltd to do this for them who kindly offered to do this at a reduced rate. Jessica and her family have been long supporters of LPUK and wanted to help raise awareness.
Paul from CPT Distribution Ltd said: "It has been an emotional morning for us and very happy with how it looks!"
Thanks to everyone who has helped with this project, we hope it will help raise awareness of LPUK throughout the country.
Last weekend representatives from LPUK attended the 2016 International Dwarfism Leadership Summit, in Berlin, along with fellow dwarfism leaders from around the world. To talk about a wide variety of issues associated with dwarfism, and running organisations in their own country.
There were representatives from over 20 countries, with attendees travelling from as far as Australia and New Zealand. Representing LPUK were: Warwick Davis (President), Sam Davis (Chairperson), Penny Dean (Adoption co-ordinator) and Rebecca Nuttall (Charity Administrator).
Today, people with dwarfism and organizations around the world that support Little People and their families raise our hands to celebrate October 25 as International Dwarfism Awareness Day. In all countries, people with dwarfism still face social and physical barriers that stand in the way of choices and opportunities. On October 25, Little People unite together to promote dwarfism awareness and pride in order to challenge those barriers, and to assert our right to self-determination and independence.
Happy International Dwarfism Awareness Day!
LPUK have created an image with this statement, so you can share online...
You can share our video too...
And you can also add this Twibbon to Social Media profile pictures to show your support...
As part of the International Leadership Dwarfism Summit in Berlin last weekend, all of the groups agreed to support World Dwarfism Awareness Day on 25th October. For our contribution we have made a video.
We would like everyone to share this video on: Tuesday 25th October, 2016.
You can also add this Twibbon to your social media profile pictures to show your support.
Thank you for your support,
Little People UK.